Palo Verde Boat Expedition

On this 1.5-hour tour you’ll explore the wetlands of Palo Verde in a covered boat. Your guides can tell you more about this complex habitat and point out the many species of rare birds that call this reserve home.

This tour begins with a fresh fruit snack (accompanied by coffee or tea) before you hit the trails. You’ll reach your boat and set off on your bird watching adventure. After you explore the marshes you’ll head back to enjoy a sumptuous banquet before you leave.

Palo Verde has some of the largest populations of birds in all of Central America. The El Viejo wetlands have salty and freshwater marshes. These marshes are full of fish, which attract a large number of birds. On your tour you can keep an eye out for beautiful birds like roseate spoonbills and jabirú storks. You can also expect to see a variety of reptiles, crocodiles, and white-faced capuchins.

Special Cultural Add-On Available

El Viejo's "Cultural Tasting" add-on is a delicious learning opportunity. Spend a full hour in an immersive experience that teaches you the history of Costa Rica's 'Haciendas' or 'plantations,' the crops they grow, and the families behind them.

Where does the sugar that makes life sweeter come from? You're about to find out! On this tour, you will not only see (and taste) sugar, you will learn about the importance of the traditional 'trapiche' — a sugar mill operated by an ox. You will also enjoy fresh coffee, handmade tortillas, and "guanacastecan appetizers made of corn." Mmm!

This tasty and informative tour is well worth the price of admission!

What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, bug spray, and sunscreen.

What's Included:

Fruit snack, refreshments, buffet lunch, and a guided tour of the wetlands.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, bug spray, and sunscreen.

What's Included:

Fruit snack, refreshments, buffet lunch, and a guided tour of the wetlands.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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