The Palo Verde National Park of Costa
Rica protects forested areas as well as an extensive marshland between
the Tempisque and Bebedero rivers of Guanacaste. Palo Verde National
Park is a diverse patchwork of habitats located in the heart of the
basin near the mouth of the Rio Tempisque River.
The density and variety of bird
species that have been inventoried at
Palo Verde is the primary reason that the park was created. Many
tropical species also live here, including the rare Jabiru Stork.
From San José, take the
Interamerican Highway north to Bagaces.
Turn left down a gravel road and travel south about 20 miles, following
the signs to the Palo Verde National
The Organization for
operates a Biological Station in Palo Verde. Lodging, meals and
are available. For reservations call OTS at (506) 524-0607 Costa Rica.