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. You can plan Area de Conservacion Guanacaste trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • We rented a car today with the goal of going to Palo Verde National Park. The rental came with a gps in which the lady put in the location of a boat tour. We really didn’t know what to expect. We were...  more »
  • The visit to the old Hacienda was nice since it is a well maintained site and with a very friendly staff. Receive it with fresh fruit, very wise for the time and weather. At the same time is interesting to travel that make browsing the Tempisque River, as it is a navigation slow in search of various species of wildlife and is really gets to see variety of monkeys, crocodiles, bats miniature, birds, iguanas and others. Finally, they make a visit to the mill in which involve the public to explain in detail the process of extraction of cane. The restaurant food tastes OK but not memorable.
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  • Very interesting & well planned attraction. I can pinpoint that the website needs more info & description of the different tours provided for better planing of your day. “The casona” is a magnificent ...  more »
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  • A great combo of cultural and ecological tour. Our guide Gustavo was excellent: knowledgeable and kind. He was especially good with our children - making the information about the local flora and fauna accessible to them without being dumbed down.
  • Super cool place with lots of heritage and history and Really Good Local food!!! The grounds are beautiful perched a top of a rolling hill and the river boat tour is super fun. Make sure you take the earliest tour boat as it probably can get hot hot hot in the boat later in the day.
  • Very informational and entertaining. My family loved it! We were pleasantly surprised with how good the lunch was! The staff were very friendly.
  • Went on a river boat ride here which was great. Wish I'd had more time to spend here.
  • Excellent visit. Lots of wild animals during the boat tour. The facilities and the big house are beautiful
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