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El Viejo Wetlands

#2 of 20 things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste Features Animals
10 miles East from Filadelfia, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2296 0966
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Great river tour with lots of wildlife plus cultural education and a good meal!

You can easily spend half of a day here. The boat river tour was great -- we saw two types of... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
MS_W3
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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A must see....well worth the investment

From the air condition ride to their facility, to the welcome reception and onto the boat for a... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
John I
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“sugar cane” (19 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 15 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 22 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 7 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 25 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 11 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 9 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
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Went on boat tour down the river and saw many wild animals. River boat driver was great and pointed out many hidden animals to which we pulled up close to. This included crocodiles, monkeys, and birds - even a Toucan. Iguanas were common great bird...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great tour to see Crocs, birds and much more. We arrived at 8:30 am and were first people to arrive. Easy to find, well marked! Kevin was our guide on boat and was amazing! Smart educated and an eagle eye! We saw more crazy looking...More

Thank Myrth J
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We went there from Playa Panama with our own car. Arrived at 8.30 and were welcomed with fruits and coffee! We were lucky to have a private boat with our great guide Kevin and his captain Miguel! As we were the first boat of the...More

Thank Georgette S
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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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