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“MUST DO if you love nature! (And should do, even if you don't.)”

Palo Verde Boat Tours
Certificate of Excellence
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“MUST DO if you love nature! (And should do, even if you don't.)”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I loved this excursion! The tour center was beautiful, we were greeted so nicely and our tour guide was so knowledgeable. We were taken on a clean boat down a very beautiful river with banks (and water) teaming with local wildlife. We saw crocodiles, white faced and howler monkeys, iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, and too many beautiful birds to name. I plan to return to Costa Rica and this will be one excursion I do again. A very delicious lunch was provided after the tour as well.

Visited May 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great excursion for seeing nature”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

This excursion was fantastic for seeing wildlife. The waters were infested with crocodiles. So many birds and so much more! The boat captain was very experienced and gets you as close as possible for pictures. The guide was informative from the bus ride to the boat ride.

Visited April 2014
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Georgetown, Texas
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300 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Crocs, Monkeys, and Birds - oh my!”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

If you need a day of leisure, this would be a great event not because it is uneventful - but you are sitting in a boat with a guide and being treated to a wonderful adventure. Crocs are on the banks as well as in the water. White Face and Howler Monkeys are in the trees. Many different birds share the waterway as well. It's quiet and wonderful.

Visited April 2014
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Northport, New York
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428 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Fun excursion”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

This was a fun excursion for all ages. Saw tons of things birds, crocs, iguana, 2 types of monkey, parrots. It was great. Lunch was great as well.

Visited April 2014
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Findlay, Ohio
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great way to see Costa Rican wildlife”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Considered a half day trip, this adventure was from 7:30-2:30. After a drive to the Tempisque River we saw White Faced and Howler monkeys, crocodiles, large iguanas, common basilisk (Jesus Christ lizard), Macaws, Blue Herons, White Herons, sand pipers, and egrets. The boat ride was refreshing and our guides were very knowledgable. We ate a lunch of green salad, rice, red beans, seasoned beef and chicken, fried cheese, plantains, squash, corn tortilla, ice cream, juice and coffee which was included in the cost of this trip ($40 per person). The staff made sure everyone had plenty to eat, clean restrooms and were comfortable. Thank you for making this such an awesome trip.

Visited March 2014
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