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Palo Verde Boat Tours

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Ortega, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 8841 8943
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a relaxing river tour to see wildlife and have a great lunch!

We arranged the Palo Verde Boat Tour through Marco Tours who handled all our travel (privatly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent family day trip

Jetty and her family are wonderful! The entire experience was great, from booking to arrival to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average7%
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“the river” (99 reviews)
Ortega, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 8841 8943

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged the Palo Verde Boat Tour through Marco Tours who handled all our travel (privatly booked, not with a group) and the tour was fantastic. We saw all manner of birds, a few crocodiles, white faced monkeys, iguanas (of course) and some other species....More

Thank E4281UYdavidg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jetty and her family are wonderful! The entire experience was great, from booking to arrival to the tour itself. The road to the location, much like the rest of Costa Rica, was pretty terrible so if you are driving yourself I'd recommend a 4x4. The...More

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My group explored the Palo Verde river as part of a Ultimate Costa Rica Day trip. The river boat trip was the highlight of a very informative day in Costa Rica. We were fortunate to see and have come on the boat and pose with...More

Thank BajaDaveHouston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have seen a few animals, the tour is nice but $50,- plus $9,- entrance for 1,5hours is to expensive.

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This was a marvelous experience. The river's shore was chock-a-block full of water birds, iguanas, and even a couple of alligators. It was a bird watcher's and photographer's heaven. This activity far, far exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend.

Thank realbigbear
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had purchased 3 tours. 2 of them being from the same company Nexus Tours. Unfortunately we did not attend the Palo Verde tour. It was said we has the bus at 7:20am. I had thought 7:30am which is only a 10 min difference. I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We stumbled on this tour by driving around and we are glad we did. Lots of monkeys, birds, alligators and more. The largest Iguanas I have ever seen. Amazing. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I would go again.

Thank KimberlyB772
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Dalilia and her family were so warm and friendly. Their family owned business ran smoothly, and their offixe/restaurant is beautiful. The estuary tour was perfect- crocs, Capuchin monkeys, howler, iguanas, egrets, bats, everything you could hope to see. Our guide and captain had great eyes...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We used private transport to get from our hotel to the boat tour. We met at the restaurant location to use the bathrooms and get a drink. Once at the river, we were prompted provided a boat with captain and guide that spoke English. Our...More

Thank Maelee D
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is just my opinion...Palo Verde was a relaxing but extremely hot boat ride. I guess me and my family had high expectation to see many animals however all we got to see was 2 crocodile and few grasshopper (they were beautiful and colorful) but...More

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Kathy M
5 January 2017|
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Response from Oklagrl | Reviewed this property |
We took a transfer with a good for this adventure. I do know know if they will pick you up or not. I would call them and see.
26 July 2016|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my tardiness. No, not a lot of walking at all. Very enjoyable. Mostly boat riding...