"We felt fortunate that we were able to go on this tour at all as we booked it the night before. The tour was great. Got to see lots of wonderful wildlife, had a great lunch just after we got off the boat."
"Got to see crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and a zillion different birds. The guides and boat skippers are incredibly expert at spotting wildlife and explaining the incredible diversity of wildlife. Not to be missed. Then the lunch at a little family "restaurant" and the pottery demonstration at Guaitil capped off a remarkable day. "
"This trip was nice, although my daughter enjoyed it more than I did. It was interesting to see how the pottery was made and I am glad we had the opportunity to do a little shopping there. That was pretty much my only opportunity to buy any souvenirs on the trip."
"Very nice time with an excellent tour guide!"
"This was the best of the best! We were a small group of a dozen or so and we spent much of the day on a boat drifting down a slow moving tributary to a much larger river. Along the way we encountered more wildlife than in any of the earlier days in the country: howler monkeys (they sound like lions roaring in the night); white faced monkeys with faces that are eerily akin to those of very old wizened men; huge iguanas; crocodiles; itsy bitsy bats all lined up in a row underneath a tree branch; and scarlet macaws; multicolored toucans and all sorts of other colorful birds from tiny hummingbirds to storks and great blue herons. It was a grand day. "
This remote sanctuary for neotropical birds is located at the mouth of the murky Tempisque River where the sluggish waterway pushes sediment into the Gulf of Nicoya (Gulfo de Nicoya). A vast network of mangrove-rich swamp, lagoons, marshes, grassland, limestone outcrops, and forests comprise the 32,266 acre (13,058 ha) Palo Verde National Park. Flanking the Dr Rafael Lucas Rodriguez Caballero Wildlife Refuge and the Lomas Barbudal Biological Refuge to the south, the three parks encompass similar habitats that form the Tempisque Conservation Area (Area Conservacion Tempisque), along with Barra Honda National Park.