Tempisque River Monkey Safari - Bill Beard Costa Rica

Tempisque River Monkey Safari

From: $105


To visit Tempisque River is to live an unforgettable experience because you can observe and photograph an impressive variety of wild animals in their natural habitat. You can learn about the different species that live in the park, their feeding habits, see how they are raised and how they live freely in their natural surroundings.

The amazing abundance of wildlife at Tempisque River will guarantee that you will have close encounters with wild animals.

Tempisque River is home to the highest concentration waterfowl in Central America.

The hydrologic characteristics of the Tempisque River have created conditions to form these internationally important wetlands ecosystem (Ramsar site).

Palo Verde National park it is an exceptional place for birdwatchers and nature lovers in general, a two hours boat trip will introduce us into these important ecosystems, gigantic crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and more wildlife than you ever imagined may be spotted. Great bird-watchers prizes can show up, such as the Jabiru, osprey, the white ibis, tiger herons, and scarlet macaws amongst others.

What to expect:

After being picked up at your hotel, your scenic drive to the Tempisque river will take you through towns with familiar names – Los Ángeles, Filadelfia, Santa Cruz – and past verdant papaya and melon fields.

A quick stop is made for a bathroom break and bottled beverages may be purchased to take on the boat with you before you embark on the Tempisque River trip.

An expert naturalist guide will explain all the facets of the park, a great oasis on the Guanacaste plains. The best bird watching for aquatic species is found right here, as the park is favored by migratory birds escaping the cold winters in North and South America. Look closely for the kingfishers, snowy egret, blue heron, and broad-billed heron as they are nocturnal and sleep in the bushes along the river bank. You may even see a few nesting scarlet macaws.

Listen for the howler monkeys and resident white-faced capuchin monkey as the boat captain puts you up close to the action. Crocodiles slide into the water with a splash or duck just below the surface as the boat approaches, and several varieties of bats hug the trunks of massive trees.


Duration:  6-7 hours including transportation to and from activity.
Schedule: Departs Daily with a minimum of 2 persons
LEVEL – EASY: No Minimum Age
Adults: $ 105
Child: $ 84 (ages 5 to 12)


  • Transportation to and from selected Guanacaste Hotels
    NOTE: Some locations may have additional pick up fees.
    May stop at multiple hotels before or after your pickup and drop-off times
  • Entrance to the National Park
  • Motorized River Boat Tour with Life-Vests
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Experienced Local Bilingual Naturalist Guide

What to bring

  • Clothing to protect against sunburn
  • Adventure sandals or tennis shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Repellent
  • Binoculars, Camera or Video
    NOTE: You are responsible for loss or damage that may result to your personal gear
  • Waterproof bag for transporting your personal items
  • Cash to tip guides
  • Spirit of adventure, sense of humor and a smile

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