Palo Verde National Park is a wetland sanctuary with excellent bird and wildlife viewing. This is best in the dry season, January to April, when there is little water and birds collect around the few full marshes and waterholes, making them easier to spot. There’s also less vegetation at this time to block the view. The park also has 75 species of mammals and the country’s largest population of jaguarundis, a small, brown wild cat.
Time: GMT -6 hours
The flying time is about 12 hours from the UK. There are now direct flights from the UK using British Airways. We work with all the major airlines and can offer flights from the UK or via the USA, Panama or a European hub. With the connection times you are looking at around 15 or 16 hours.
Language: Spanish is the official language. English is widely spoken throughout Costa Rica
Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
There are no compulsory vaccinations.