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Palo Verde National Park

Region: North Pacific
Location: from San Jose take the Inter-American Highway north to Bagaces.
Size: 45,492 acres
National Park since: April 30, 1978
Highlights: extensive marshland with excellent bird watching, hiking trails, bio center.
Facilities: ranger station has potable water & restrooms. Biological station has lodging & meals.

This park is for the birds! Literally—as it was created for the incredible amount of birds here, including the rare Jabiru stork.

There are numerous hiking trails: Las Calizas Trail, El Mapache, El Manigordo, La Venada.

The Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve, Cipanci Wildlife Refuge and Palustrino Corral de Piedra Wetlands are excelent places to visit.


Area de Conservacion Tempisque (ACT)
Apdo 5251
Hojancha, Costa Rica
Main: 506-659-9194
Lodge: Palo Verde Biological Station 506-524-0607

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above photo courtesy of
Paul Kehrer