Palo Verde National Park

Palo Verde National Park -  Located in the heart of the Tempisque basin near the mouth of the Rio Tempisque River you will find the beautiful Palo Verde National Park.  A diverse mixture of habitats, this area, is a favorite for the birdwatchers and photographers that visit the country, but the regular visitor will not be disappointed either. You are bound to get some great shots of the variety of species natural to the area or the waterfowl that migrate here from North America during the winter.

Marshlands, brackish and fresh water rivers and mangrove swamps surround this tropical dry forest  that make the perfect ecosystem for the variety of bird species found here.  There are trails that will take you along the best viewing areas of the park and overlooks to give visitors the opportunity to get some great photos. The Organization for Tropical Studies operates a Biological Station in Palo Verde and offers lodging, meals and tours.

Area   45,492 acres
Max. Elevation       n/a
Temperature   Ranges from 60ºF to 90ºF
Precipitation   70 to 120 inches annual average
Location   Guanacaste Province, North Pacific Region
Created   30 April, 1978

National Reserves and Refuges around Palo Verde National Park include Mata Redonda Refuge, Laguna Madrjgal Refuge,  Taboga Forest Reserve and Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve

Photo: Debivort at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL, GFDL, GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], from Wikimedia Commons