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El Viejo Wetlands

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10 miles East from Filadelfia, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2296 0966
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Amazing Place

We were there in September 2017 when have lost the road to Palo Verde. The place is amazing. They... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
casagrande76
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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The tour of ElViejo wetlands is one you don't want to miss. It begins with a riverboat ride down... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
luckygrl2016
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Marshfield, Missouri
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“sugar cane” (21 reviews)
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10 miles East from Filadelfia, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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+506 2296 0966

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were there in September 2017 when have lost the road to Palo Verde. The place is amazing. They have a shop with many souvenirs, rooms, restaurant and beautiful small park where you can find small horses, iguanas, small green parrots, monkey, some big birds...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The tour of ElViejo wetlands is one you don't want to miss. It begins with a riverboat ride down Palo Verde river. Our tour guide Stephen was very knowledgeable about the different trees birds and animals along the banks of the river as was captain...More

Thank luckygrl2016
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We did an amazing boat tour here that was so much more than a boat ride! Our first stop was at El Viejo's old plantation house for coffee and juice. What a beautiful old house! The little "tour" with explanation of sugar cane wasn't that...More

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

You can easily spend half of a day here. The boat river tour was great -- we saw two types of monkeys, crocodiles, birds, iguanas, and many interesting types of flowers and plants. Wear bug spray! Then a lovely buffet meal with local fresh fruit...More

Thank MS_W3
Reviewed 21 May 2017

From the air condition ride to their facility, to the welcome reception and onto the boat for a ride up and down the river, the beauty is magnificent. You not only learn about the culture but how they are all working to protect the area....More

Thank John I
Reviewed 6 May 2017

EL Viejo is a sugar cane plantation and wildlife refuge. They have a turn of the 20th century living museum where guests can extract juice from sugar cane, see a typical home and learn to make tortillas. We ate at the restaurant that serves casada....More

Thank lcmamom
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Walter provided an awesome tour. Lunch was great. Interesting and relaxing tour. So glad we took this tour.

Thank MizDag
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We traveled here with our small group tour. Greeted with coffee and juice. Then made our way down to the river for a fantastic boat ride. Saw many crocodiles - they were huge! Lots of lizards, iguanas, birds, monkeys. Our boat driver was great at...More

Thank Suzy_Florida08
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had 5 people in our group (3 adults, 2 children). The drive to the wetlands was beautiful. There was fresh fruit, juice, and coffee upon our arrival at 8:30 am. We were the only family in our tour group, so we got the whole...More

Thank HmHax
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Tour was recommended by a staff member at our hotel. We rented a vehicle and drove ourselves. Roads were well signed. Price included typical Costa Rican lunch in beautiful 150 year old hacienda. Lunch was followed by a tour with one guide for 2 people....More

Thank Lynn W
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marchsun1
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Response from ecomacgregor | Reviewed this property |
It's about one and a half hours from the beachs. Unfortunately the road is not well marked so either use your GPS or get good information before you leave if you do not have a guide or travel with the group. The roads are... More
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