Palo Verde National Park is best known for its superb bird watching in Costa Rica, along with fantastic nature and wildlife viewing.
The combination of wetlands, salt water marshes and dry tropical forest create a home for hundreds of migrating and native waterfowl. Monkeys, iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, turtles, and huge crocodiles also live in the rivers, mangroves, trees and riverbanks. You will be able to see these animals up close in their wild habitat on a comfortable two-hour river safari along the Tempisque River.
Following the river cruise, you will enjoy an authentic Costa Rican lunch cooked in a traditional wood-burning kitchen. Afterward, you will visit the famous artisan village of Guaitil, where descendants of the indigenous Chorotega tribe make beautiful traditional pottery applying the same techniques their ancestors have used for thousands of years.
The last stop of your Guanacaste excursion is at the “Small Store Coffee Tour”, where you’ll learn about coffee, how it is processed, and its importance to Costa Rica. You also can buy some of the best coffee in the world to take home.