Palo Verde National Park is located on 45,500 acres of land that are protected by law, and its wetlands have been declared internationally important by the Ramsar Convention. Palo Verde is part of a geographical unit know in Spanish as “Las Bajuras del Tempisque” (the lowlands of Tempisque ). This area is crossed by rivers and a line of limestone hills. The flooding of the wetlands as a result of the poor drainage, the rains, and the high tides coming in from the Tempisque and Bebedero rivers, give the National Park its valuable characteristics.
By traveling through this river on a guided motor boat tour, you’ll find around 12 different types of habitats, including four different species of mangrove trees, 55 aquatic plants and 150 species of trees, like the one from which the Park’s name is taken: Palo Verde, a shrub with leafy branches and a pale green trunk. The area boasts the largest numbers of aquatic birds in the Mesoamerican region from September to May. These birds gather at the lagoons and around different areas of the National Park. A couple of the most important ones are the Jabirus and the Scarlet macaw, both of which are endangered species. This is just one of the reasons why a large group of people are working hard towards trying to recover their populations.
We have two options for this excursion. You can choose to do the half day which includes transportation, bout tour and a snack or the full day which is the same but it also includes a lunch and sightsee in Liberia City, known as the White City, a name that comes from whitewashed colonial houses built of bahareque (similar to adobe houses).Calle Real (Royal Street) will take you back in colonial times, as you enjoy the opportunity to appreciate the daily life of the people from this picturesque place, its history, its handcrafts and the nearby stores.
Prices by tour people:
Half day USD $86 per Adult, $46 for children 10 and under.
Full day USD $120 for 3 or less people, and $100 for 4 or more. $75 kids 10 and under.
What to bring:
– Extra Cloths
– Swim Suit
– Tennis Shoes
– Bug Spray
– Sun Block
– Sun Glasses
– Money in Cash for Tips!
– AND A BIG SMILE!!!
Includes: Transportation, local bilingual tour guide (Spanish / English), entrance fee, and lunch. What to bring: Comfortable clothing, sunblock, insect repellent, hat, binoculars, and camera. Remarks: This tour requires a minimum number of people to operate.