Monkeys, birds and crocodile, Oh My! This adventure is a MUST! Enjoy Palo Verde National Park, which protects over 33,000 acres and is known for its ecological diversity, preserving wetlands and providing a refuge for a myriad of wildlife. In this excursion we will drive through back roads, sugar cane fields, local towns, see the locals digging up the sand used for the concrete.... an unforgettable cultural experience.
Next stop we will visit an elderly "Casona" a beautiful old house that belonged to 3 former presidents of Costa Rica... We will then Board a covered motor boat for a 2-hour ride down the slow moving Tempisque River. Be on the look out and ready to shot those one-of-a-kind photos. The mangrove swaps and the marshy lagoons provide a welcoming habitat and nesting ground to the greatest concentration of waterfowl and shorebirds in Central America. Over 300 bird species including the black-crowned night herons, jabirus stork, spoonbills, egrets, ibis, grebes, black-bellied tree ducks, scarlet macaws, keel-billed toucans and parrots have been recorded. Enjoy of some of our most precious traditions such as the "ox-operated sugar mill" (trapiche) where they grind the cane with oxen. Freshly cane juice will be offered to you to taste. A traditional family style Costa Rican meal with a natural fruit beverage is included after your riverboat ride.