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Palo Verde Boat Tour & Guaitil Artisan Village, Palo Verde National Park


If you're an avid birder and/or wildlife enthusiast, then you'll surely love Palo Verde National Park. Here, you can embark on a boat trip down the Tempisque River, where white-faced capuchin monkeys swing from the tree branches, and caimans and the occasional crocodile patrol the waters. In addition, birders will be treated to the sight of various species, including tiger herons, ospreys, ibises, and the Jabiru.

After your river cruise, you'll visit the small village of Guaitil, known for its locally handcrafted pottery. This artisan skill has been the highlight of the hamlet for generations, and you can browse the various products and appreciate the craftsmanship on display.

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