Palo Verde National Park and Guaitil Pottery

Start Time

8:00 a.m.- 09:00 a.m. (Depends on your location)

Length

Full day tour

Activity Level

Easy

Great for:

Birdwatchers. Photographers. Nature Lovers.

  • Palo Verde National Park is one of the most important and interesting National Parks in Costa Rica. It boasts at least 12 different habitats within its limits, including: mangroves, swamps, swamps forests, saltwater and freshwater lagoons, and marshes.
  • This private tour consists of a 2 ½ hour boat ride along the Tempisque River, the most important river in Guanacaste province. From your vessel, you will be able to spot a fabulous array of wild birds and a myriad of creatures, such as howler monkeys, green iguanas, coatis, anteaters, and crocodiles.
  • Palo Verde National Park shelters a great variety of birds such as the American Woodstock, the Roseate Spoonbill, the Boat-billed Heron, the Tiger Heron, and the Tropical Kingbird.
  • After the boat tour you will head for Guaitil Village, the heart of the Chorotega aboriginal culture, an indigenous group that inhabited the area prior to the arrival of colonists. This region is famous for its traditional pottery, made out of native clays and following the techniques inherited from the Chorotegas. Here, you will have the chance to visit one of the local workshops, where your private guide will explain how the ceramic pieces are made.

For the first part of this private tour you will go on a 2 ½ hour boat ride along the stretch of the Tempisque River that crosses Palo Verde National Park. From your vessel, you will be able to spot a fabulous array of wild birds and a myriad of creatures.

After your boat ride, you will visit Guaitil Village, the heart of the Chorotega aboriginal culture. Here you will visit one of the local workshops, where your private guide will explain how the famous ceramic pieces of the region are made.

Transportation, lunch, drinks, and certified bilingual guide.

Shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, insect repellent, hat, and walking shoes

What if it rains?

The boats are fully covered and the tour runs unless the river is not safe to float on.

Do they take credit cards. euros or U.S. dollars?

Usually in the small pottery factories they do not take credit cards or euros. U.S. dollars are taken as much as CRC colones.