The Park is home to sixty different species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and iguanas. It is a tropical dry forest which means it rains less here. But when it does rain, the water pools and attracted all the birds you see there. The park is part of the Tempisque River Conservation area consisting of 46,000 acres. The park protects vital flood plains , mangrove swamps, and limestone ridges.
You can get on a boat and go down the Tempisque River. Most people hire a tour thru on of the tour companies in Costa Rica, which costs $96 per person plus transport costs from your hotel. Along the river you see all the large birds which come here to feed. Wood Storks, white ibis, roseate spoonbills, and black bellied whistle ducks, plus many more.
Monkeys hang out along the river bank and dozens of large iguanas can be sighted lounging in the trees. Mating season is a very unusual sight. The iguanas change their color to orange-red.
The tour takes several hours. Best to start out early, the wildlife is more active in the mornings.
Ann highly recommends a visit to this National Park. It is the one place in Costa Rica where you can see hundreds of large birds plus dozens of crocodiles, and colorful iguanas. The landscape is gorgeous with mangroves, beautiful wide Tempisque River with it’s unique ecosystem.
Ann’s company “Costa Rica Learn Adventure Vacation Planning-With a Personal Touch.” Will create a specialized and individualized Costa Rica Vacation Ititneray just for you. Read all about Ann and her work