Palo Verde is part of a geographical unit know in spanish as Bajuras del Tempisque (or the lowlands of the Tempisque River); this area is crossed by rivers and a line of limestone hills. The flooding of the wetlands as the result of the poor drainage, rain and the high tides coming in from the Tempisque and Bebedero rivers give the National Park its valuable characteristics.
You’ll find around 12 different types of habitats, including four different species of mangrove trees, 55 aquatic plants include water hyacinths, and 150 species of trees, like the one from which the Park’s name is taken: Palo Verde (Parkinsonia aculeate), a shrub with leafy branches and a pale green trunk.
The area boasts the largest numbers of aquatic birds in the Mesoamerican region from September to May. They gather at the lagoons and around different areas of the National Park.
What to bring: Light clothing, sunscreen, cap or hat, insect repellent and camera, and copy of passport.
- Recommended for elderly people and families.
- Children from 7 to 11 years pay a child rate.
- Children over 11 years old pay as adult.