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Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

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Discover a lush tropical paradise in a family-owned sustainable refuge at Hacienda 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. To find out how to plan a trip to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here in August. The three of us (couple + teenage son) did the 4.5 hour package which included the boat tour, rum experience, lunch and cultural tour. In addition we... 
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here in August. The three of us (couple + teenage son) did the 4.5 hour package which included the boat tour, rum experience, lunch and cultural tour. In addition we...  more »
  • We had a traditional Central American lunch here after our boat ride into Palo Verde N.P. The food was scrumpcious. The grounds here are lovely, and the history interesting. We also saw howler... 
    We had a traditional Central American lunch here after our boat ride into Palo Verde N.P. The food was scrumpcious. The grounds here are lovely, and the history interesting. We also saw howler...  more »
  • What a fantastic tour!!! Daniel was friendly and very informative! Driving round the marshes we saw countless birds and mammals - including monkeys and herons. We then got to the boat tour which was.....  more
    What a fantastic tour!!! Daniel was friendly and very informative! Driving round the marshes we saw countless birds and mammals - including monkeys and herons. We then got to the boat tour which was.....  more »
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  • Great tour guide of the river. Saw over 20 crocodiles, howler monkeys, white face monkeys, the largest storks. Also, the lunch was very tasty. We then did the rum tour which was very good. Take home your own bottle of rum after mixing spices and aromatics.
  • My wife and I had such a great time here. We did the river tour and rum tour with lunch. I can't recommend this enough. You should note that the directions only take you to the beginning of the plantation. Once on El Viejo property, you should follow signs to the restaurant/house.
  • Very nice historic plantation, great food and a tour of Rum manufacturing in Costa Rica.
  • Excellent Tourguide for our river boat tour. Spotted lots of wildlife for us. Lunch was excellent too & we heard the rum tour was great too.
  • Excellent staff and tour guides. Recommed you view the various tour options and spend the day there

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