The Palo Verde National Park on the banks of the Rio Tempisque is one of the best wildlife and bird-watching spots in Costa Rica.
The remote wetland sanctuary harbors one of Central America´s largest concentration of aquatic birds and is the most important migratory bird site of the Mesoamerican Pacific.
Hemmed in by limestone hills and rivers, the lowlands of the Tempisque basin become a vast area of wetlands in rainy season. Towards the end of the rainy season Palo Verde is home to at least 250,000 birds.
For birdwatching; dry season (Jan - April) is the best time to visit the reserve.
Observing the fauna is particularly good because in dry season there is little vegetation to obstruct views of the roosting birds.
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