Palo Verde National Park: Half-Day Jungle River Cruise
- Duration: 5 hours
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We had a small group and we were able to see crocodiles (even babies), exotic birds, and two kinds of monkeys! Our guide would not give up until we saw the monkeys and it made our day! The guide was fun and shared a lot of great Costa Rica knowledge with us. This was NOT the most expensive river tour, we searched around, but it was THE BEST! (FYI...all tours are on the same river and use the same type of boat so no need to go for the most expensive).
My tour guide was Nacho, and he showed up right on time with ice cold drinks and snacks in case we needed them. He was a pleasure to tour with, pointing out many fun facts about the surrounding area, and showing us an amazing place to stop for lunch. The park itself was rather limited on nature viewing, but we did get to see several types of birds, a few monkeys, and a baby crocodile.
Interesting and informative guide through our drive and the boat trip. Saw many "hidden" animals due to good boatman and guide. Guide "called" to howler and capuchin monkeys and encouraged them to come closer for perfect views. One curious capuchin actually came on the roof of our boat to checkout the tourists!
The guide Ray was knowledgeable, informative, and fun. We saw white-throat campion monkeys, howler monkeys, iguanas, basilisks, bats, crocodiles, and lots of birds. We even had a monkey on our boat! Lots of fun.
Everything about the tour was interesting, from the drive to the river to the journey up and down river. we saw plenty of wildlife and our guide Jose was friendly and informative. Highly recommended.