The area surrounding the campsite was mostly second growth thorn forest. The Rio Tempisque floods into a flat area near the campground providing freshwater marsh. It looked possible to take a boat to the estuary area, but I am not sure how you would arrange that.
We planned to stay a couple of nights here, but the weather was extremely hot. So, we hitchhiked with a ranger to another park nearby with a waterfall and swimming hole. Despite the bad weather, we were able to get in some good wildlife viewing... we even had three species of monkey in our campsite.
Mexico to Panama
2/18/2009: We took a bus from Liberia to Bagaces where we found a taxi to take us into Palo Verde National Park. We set up camp in a pretty run down camping area amid a small mango orchard. For dinner, we took advantage of an on-site cafeteria.
The weather was very hot and dry, so we did not stay long, instead opting to hitch with a ranger to another nearby park with a waterfall.
We did get a nice show in the morning when three species of monkey visited the campsite.
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