El Viejo Wetlands, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

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Discover a lush tropical paradise in a family-owned sustainable refuge at El Viejo Wetlands. Several guided tours, both overland and along the river, offer a great way to observe the local wildlife. Take the boat tour and see iguanas, crocodiles, and capuchin monkeys in their natural habitat, or get active and embark on a bicycle tour winding through dry forest, ripario forest, and lagoon. You can also learn more about sugar cane production and local indigenous history on the cultural tour. All tours include fresh fruits, tea, coffee, and other snacks. Browse through handmade jewelry at the cultural center; your purchase helps artisans from poor communities. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to El Viejo Wetlands and many more Area de Conservacion Guanacaste attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Area de Conservacion Guanacaste vacation route planner.
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  • 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! The...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 tortill...  more »