If you want to experience wildlife, take a boat tour in this beautiful national park: great birding, white face and howler monkeys, crocodiles, etc. Located 1.5 hrs away from Tamarindo, it’s a great family tour. The cost is $95 a person to hire the driver who will also be your tour guide. Rate includes lunch.
Palo Verde National Park
Palo Verde is comprised of both deciduous and evergreen tropical dry forest, brackish and fresh water wetlands, mangrove swamps, and the tidal estuarine ecosystem of the lower Tempisque River.