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Palo Verde Safari – City & Nature

$ 99.00

5.00 out of 5

This combo tour will take to visit this rich ecosystem that combines rivers, marshland, mangroves and dry forest as well as the marvelous Llanos de Cortés Waterfall where you can swim and take pictures, as well as a sightseeing city tour of the colonial city of Liberia and free time for your own souvenir shopping.
Tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


Palo Verde National Park

Palo Verde National Park is the largest protected area in Guanacaste and possibly one of the most important ones in Central America. This place offers refuge and a temporary home for birds to nest and grow their chicks. Palo verde gives asylum to especies like the Roseate Spoonbill, the Wood Stork, the Northern Jacana, Ospreys, at least 4 species of king fishers, dozens of species of egrets, trogons, motmot… and the list goes to over 300 species of birds!

Not to say about mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies… Palo Verde is definitely one of the richest places when we talk about wildlife. You can find out more information about Palo Verde in this article

Discover Palo Verde National Park’s wildlife in a boat tour from two different ports conveniently located according to your hotel location:

City & Nature 

  • Departure from port at 9:45. Pick up from hotels can start as early as 7:00am.
  • Open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.
  • You’ll visit: Bebedero, Llano Cortez Waterfall & Liberia.
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This version of the tour will pick you up at your hotel and get straight ahead to Bebedero, a small town 30min away from Liberia. Here, the river of same name as the town will serve as our way to navigate and observe wildlife.

Aventuras Arenal facilities in this place include a port in the river, restrooms and a restaurant.

It is in this place where you’ll ride a boat and travel downstream to spot several kinds of birds, reptiles, mammals such as howler monkeys or even spider monkeys.

The guide will help you observe the creatures that are more shy and hide among the branches, as well as explain you about them and their particular behaviors.

Trees won’t be excluded either for the guide as several of them are native from the dry forests and perform specific and important roles within this ecosystem.

The narrow riverbed will to prove to be and advantage as you’ll have plain sight of both edges of the river and therefore double chances to see animals.

The tour in the boat lasts about 2 1/2 hours. When returning to the facilities, lunch will be ready so you can delight with tasty traditional food and recover strength to continue the journey.

After leaving Bebedero, the next stop is at beautiful “Llanos Cortés” Waterfall. A short descent from the parking lot leads to a oasis surrounded by a dense jungle where the water falls forming a wide curtain as if in a natural roof less theater.

It is possible to take a swim and sit at the rocks right below the falling stream which is refreshing and lets you see behind scene.

In case you are not interested in getting wet there is a sand shore where you can just chill and enjoy the impressive view.

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The last part of the tour includes a visit to Liberia’s most emblematic buildings. Most of them are relics from the colony and maintain their look and feel among the newest buildings with completely different architectural styles.

Some of them very old like The Agony Church, which has over 100 years, others are more recent like those found at “Calle Real”, but equally elegant and beautiful.

We’ll also visit Liberia’s Park and Church. Here, make sure to enjoy a delicious “Copo”, a traditional treat made of scraped ice, cola syrup, powder milk and condensed milk.

Shopping for souvenirs will also be a stop for you to buy some beautiful pottery, wood pots, key chains, magnets for the fridge or any other sweet objects we know you’ll want to take with you.

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  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Fruits, snack and drinks


Approximately 4 ½ hours.


8: 00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.


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3 reviews for Palo Verde Safari – City & Nature

  1. 5 out of 5

    Excelente servicio y amabilidad. Enrique, nuestro guia no pudo habernos dado un mejor paseo, su conocimiento del lugar muy bueno y siempre atento a nuestras preguntas y comentarios, tuvimos la suerte de ir en dias no muy ocupados asi que fue casi un tour privado, sin mucha gente ni algarabio.

    Buen trabajo a todos y espero volver pronto a visitarles

    Pura Vida

  2. 5 out of 5

    We took this trip as part of our tour of the country. The boats were very safe with a cover to protect us from the sun which was useful. We were able to move around he boat too take photographs and boy did we take plenty of photographs. There was so much to see, birdlife, reptiles, monkeys etc. We were also supplied with snacks and water. Our guide was very knowledgable and helped us to identify everything. Thoroughly recommended.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Our guide was super knowledgeable and provided detailed information regarding wildlife and history. I was ecstatic with the monkeys and their habits. We also saw tropical birds, frogs, iguanas, and caimans.

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