Playa Hermosa

Monkeys, Birds & Crocodiles Safari from Guanacaste

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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From USD 95.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Scout for tropical birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and more on a mangrove safari boat ride down the Palo Verde River from Guanacaste. After a scenic drive, sail down the protected waters in Palo Verde National Park, followed by an optional upgrade to include lunch and a visit to a local pottery studio (morning tour only). Round-trip transportation from your lodging on the Guanacaste coast included.
  • Mangrove safari on the Palo Verde River
  • Opportunities to see diverse wildlife like monkeys, birds, and crocodiles
  • Family-friendly tour popular among kids
  • Upgrade to include lunch and visit to a local pottery studio
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Guanacaste coast hotels included

What's Included

  • Wildlife River Boat Tour
  • Hot Typical Lunch with natural fruit beverage (*AM TOUR OPTION ONLY)
  • Round trip ground transportation from Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Ocotal, RIU, Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo, Portrero, Playa Tamarindo, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta hotels.
  • Transportation from hotels outside Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Ocotal, RIU, Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo, Portrero, Playa Tamarindo, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta hotels. Please contact us before booking, we may pick up for the same price or additional charge, but check first.

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 2 persons needed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Weather permitting. Crew reserves the right to determine if necessary to cancel. If crew cancels, refund or alternate tour will be provided, dependent upon availability
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for wheelchairs
  • Not responsible for damage to personal items brought on tour. Bring personal items at your own risk.
  • Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel 15 minutes prior to reconfirmed departure time
  • Drivers will not be able to wait for guests who are not ready when they arrive, and tour cost will be forfeited.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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5 reviews
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Great trip to Palo Verde
Tim_C, Mar 2023
Great day. The guide was nothing short of fantastic. Very knowlwdgable and enthusiastic. Monkey's, crocs and many birds were seen. Monkeys even entered our boat. Van was very comfortable. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review. Those of us that were not on the tour are jealous. We all love this tour on the Tempisque River. It is always exciting and each time we go we see something different in the river and trees and the typical lunch is unsurpassed. Thank you again, we are so happy that you were able to experience some of the animals of Costa Rica in their natural habitat. Pura Vida
Wonderful experience
BE_H, June 2022
We are very grateful to be guided by the professional tour guide and captain. Thanks to their passionate expertises, we learned so much.
Response from Host, July 2022
You are welcome and thank you for touring with us and taking the time to write a complimentary review. We appreciate it. This is one of our favorite tours for anyone but particularly multigenerational families and groups. Where else can you see this large amount of wildlife that is not behind cages and you do it all from a leisurely boat ride on the beautiful Tempisque River with one of our English speaking naturalist guides. Thank you again and please hurry back. PURA VIDA
Great family activity
Kerry_J, Nov 2021
Great trip with lots of birds, kids loved the ranch baby chicks and piglets, delicious lunch and pottery experience!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you for the lovely review. We have operated holiday packages and tours throughout Costa Rica since 1970. This is a wonderful tour for families and multi-generational groups and we always have wonderful reviews about the wildlife, location, lunch and the experience in general. We are so happy that you had an enjoyable day and hopefully you will return soon. Thank you again "PURA VIDA"
Safari boat cruise was really nice...
Nancy F., Dec 2017
Safari boat cruise was really nice. Saw a lot of birds and monkeys. Only problem is our guide kept fall asleep. Not very professional of him.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Costa Rica has a tremendous amount of monkeys (4 species) and sloths (2 species) and birds (917 species) and American Crocodiles, just to name a few. Thank you for your review. We were not connected in Costa Rica during this time so never saw the review until now. We have operated scuba diving, adventure tours such as sunset cruise, ATV tours, Wildlife observation tours, honeymoons and vacation packages throughout Costa Rica since 1970. If there is ever anything we can assist you with concerning Costa Rica, it will be our pleasure Thank you again and please hurry back to visit. PURA VIDA