Visiting Palo Verde National Park Costa Rica was one of the excursions we embarked on during our weeklong visit to this fabulous Central American country, not to mention a total highlight! Unlike the rainforest Costa Rica is famous for, Palo Verde National Park is actually both a protected dry forrest, as well as a wetland. At only an hour and ten minutes from the Four Seasons, it was an easy ride, and a great place to see wildlife.
Our first stop was to the Hacienda El Viejo for a fresh fruit breakfast. Then, we boarded an off road vehicle which took us to the Tempisque River.
Once we arrived on the Tempisque (which is located in Palo Verde National Park Costa Rica), we set off on a river cruise (enter a million Disney World Jungle River Cruise jokes from Josh).
Despite my fear of small boats, this one was actually very relaxing.
Seeing wildlife up close and personal was absolutely fantastic, and there was no better way to see them in their natural setting than via riverboat. We saw so much – birds, crocs, iguanas, the infamous white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, and thankfully no snakes.
I highly recommend visiting here! It’s a wonderful place that protects such an endangered ecosystem!
Once our river cruise was done, we headed back to Hacienda El Viejo for a super delicious Costa Rican lunch before returning to the Four Seasons.
More to come from Costa Rica!