Palo Verde National Park
Palo Verde National Park: Top Tours & Activities
Top Attractions in Guanacaste
About Palo Verde National Park
Located along the banks of the Tempisque River, the Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places in Costa Rica to view native wildlife. In particular, the national park is top notch for bird watching as the lowlands of the river make for ideal wetlands for a variety of aquatic birds. This remote sanctuary spans more than 45,492 acres of land that includes lagoons, mangroves, limestone, grassland and forests. Additionally, Palo Verde protects one of the last remaining deciduous dry forests of the Neotropics. The Palo Verde National Park is home to one of Central America's most densely populated areas of migratory birds and aquatic species. It is along the most important site for migratory birds in the Mesoamerican Pacific. Any avid birdwatchers will love traveling to this park. During the rainy season, at least 250,000 birds reside here. However, this is not the best time to visit the park because it can be difficult to get around and view the area's wildlife. The dry season, which is between January and April, allows for much better visibility of birds and other wildlife because there is little vegetation to obstruct views.