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Palo Verde River Tour, School visit and Shopping



Palo Verde National Park
Description:

Located on the low basin of the Tempsique River, Palo Verde National Park protects over 19,800 hectares (50,000 acres) of tropical dry forest and wetlands. Rafael Lucas Rodríguez Wild Life Refuge, once a cattle ranch (Hacienda Comelco), was created in 1977.  One year later another section known as Catalina was the first area categorized as Palo Verde National Park.  During the 80’s other sites were added, and finally, in 1990 were joined, and are known today as Palo Verde National Park.

Palo Verde National Park is extremely important because protects one of the remaining patches of dry forest, known as "the most endangered forest habitat in Costa Rica and Central America", including low depth wetlands which provide resting and feeding areas to migrating waterfowl.


The Tour:

We tour the national park for about two hours in a comfortable covered boat in search of water birds, monkeys, crocodiles, iguana and other wild life that make the park their home.
At noon a delicious typical lunch awaits us at a home style restaurant.
During the afternoon we buy school supplies and donate them to students at a rural primary school.  The kids really appreciate such a kind and helpful gesture.

Later in the afternoon you can shop at local supermarkets and souvenir shops (good prices for coffee and rum).

Price: $80 per person.
Does not include tips for staff nor school supplies.

Duration: Full Day

Includes: Bilingual naturalist guide, lunch, drinks, park fees and transportation.

Tour Type: General ecotourists.

Recommendations: Binoculars, rainwear (May/Dec), sunblock and repelent.


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