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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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El Viejo was the highlight of our 10 days in Costa Rica. The weather in this part of Costa Rica... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ole D
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A Wonderful Place to Visit!

We did the boat ride, lunch, and cultural tour. Everything was outstanding. We particularly liked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shelby S
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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 2 days ago via mobile

El Viejo was the highlight of our 10 days in Costa Rica. The weather in this part of Costa Rica seems to be a reliable sunny, warm and dry, so nice compared to our rainy, windy and cool miserable weather in Arenal and Montverde. On...More

Thank Ole D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the boat ride, lunch, and cultural tour. Everything was outstanding. We particularly liked the cultural tour.

Thank Shelby S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hacienda, where this photograph is taken is a very interesting museum depicting the times of the original plantation. What we see in this photograph is the traditional way of grinding the sugarcane. But the river trip is also interesting providing an opportunity to see...More

Thank ecomacgregor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a long bus ride on tour from the JWMarriott to do the river safari, which was excellent. There is a lot of wildlife to see close up including lots of birds and crocodiles of varying sizes. We also stopped here for lunch which...More

Thank bigaps
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We visited El Viejo on the recommendation of a local in tamarindo and we were not disappointed. The drive takes about an hour from tamarindo but the roads were okay. We visited on a Sunday at about 11am and didn’t book beforehand. We were the...More

Thank tara L
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

Thank casagrande76
Reviewed 19 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 5 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 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
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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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