Palo Verde National Park- Folklore & Nature


Guanacaste is a wide area, so moving from one region to another can be a little weary. However, Aventuras Arenal offers two accesses to Palo Verde National Park that will adjust better to the location of the hotel you are staying in. In order to maximize your experience please check which tour variant will be the best for you.

This particular variant, adjusts better to Conchal, Flamingo, JW Marriot, Langosta, Potrero, Tamarindo… If you are staying near Bosque de Mar, Gran Nicoya, Coco Beach Town, Grand Paradise, Mangrove, Riu Guanacaste, Riu Palace, Ocotal, Villas Sol y Secrets Hotel, Please check Palo Verde National Park-City & Nature

Folklore & Nature

The first part of our adventure will be an amusing 2 hours boat ride along the Tempisque river in which you will discover Palo Verde National Park´s wonders right at the edges of the river. This 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 over 300 species of birds to nest and grow their chicks. Not to say about mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies…

Palo Verde is definitely one of the richest places when we talk about wildlife and it is worth of be visited. You can find out more information about Palo Verde in this article.

When we get back to Aventuras Arenal’s facilities, we’ll have a delicious traditional lunch. Later, a vehicle will drive us to Guatil; one of the places that had best embraced the ancient art of pottery as performed by the indigenous tribe “Chorotegas” – who once had these lands for territory-. Here you’ll meet a group of families who still gather clay and sculpt pots, plates and figurines. They will give you a little hands-on workshop in which you’ll have the chance to prove your pottery making skills.

Our next stop will be Santa Cruz, which is one of the largest cities of Guanacaste and the richest in folklore. During our visit, you’ll meet the iconic park of Santa Cruz, the church where the Black Crist of Esquipulas hangs on it cross and you can to try a variety of traditional dishes such as the refreshing horchata and tanelas. These experiences will let you immerse into this culture and learn a lot of history from this amazing region.


  • Typical lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation
  • Boat tour



  • Pick up at Hotel

    Our team will pick you up at your hotel or lodging place. Pick up times vary depending on your location and it will be provided upon reservation.

  • Puerto Humo Arrival

    After an 1 hour and 40 minutes car ride, we’ll get to Aventuras Arenal’s facilities in Puerto Humo. Here, you can visit the restrooms, stretch your leghs and get prepared for the adventure.

  • Boat Safari

    The boat will navigate across the river for about 2 hours until it reaches Birds Island, where several birds can be seen as well as on the way to this place. A experimented guide will help you to spot the hidden animals in the water and branches as the boat slides down the river.

  • Lunch

    After such boat ride, a traditional lunch will be available at Aventuras Arenal’s facilities. Here we’ll have 1 hour approximately to rest and regain strengths for the rest of our journey.

  • Guaitil Arrival

    Around 50 minutes later, we’ll get to a small town called Guaitil. Once there, we’ll make a 1 hour long stop, in which you’ll meet a group of families who still gather clay and sculpt. They will teach you several culltural aspects and will test your pottery skills as you make your own piece.

  • Santa Cruz Arrival

    Then, we’ll drive about 1 hour to Santa Cruz, where you will meet iconic places, get caught by the beauty of folklore and taste traditional dishes as you walk for approximately 1 hour  along the small town of Santa Cruz.

  • Good bye!

    After an amazing day, we’ll drive you back to your hotel for about 50 minutes. “Hasta luego”!



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