Immerse yourself in the natural wonder of Palo Verde National Park with a guided Rio Tempisque river tour during your stay in Playa Grande. Home to one of largest concentrated areas of aquatic birds in Central America, the banks of Rio Tempisque is teeming with life from the water to the treetops. A perfect adventure for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, this tour provides travellers the unique experience of slowly cruising along the serene basin of the Rio Tempisque as monkeys, iguanas, birds, and crocodiles instinctively rise to start the day.

IMG_8184Once again, MyPlayaGrande recently called upon friend and experienced naturalist guide, Javier of LovingCostaRica, for a private boat tour to learn even more. Best experienced very early in the morning, Palo Verde is an ideal location to achieve an intimate and natural experience with various types of species. Just over an hour away from Playa Grande. Arrive just after dawn to watch active area birds, such as the Snowy Egret, Black Crowned Night Heron, and Great Kiskadee, wake and warm themselves in the sun. Riding along the water edge, Javier demonstrates a keen eye for well hidden wildlife and makes it easy to capture a perfect photo while learning an interesting detail. From vocal howler monkeys to curious crocodiles, each Palo Verde tour features a blend of close up wildlife sightings to excite your senses.

After exploring the Rio Tempisque, enjoy a short rural drive to a delicious outdoor diner. Flavorful and authentic, feel free to fill your plate with chicken, rice, beans, salad, and more. A perfect way to complete a Palo Verde tour, guest are welcome to purchase a unique pottery piece as a visual reminder of your Costa Rican experience.

Photo Creds: Sherill Ball