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El Viejo Wetlands

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Address: 10 miles East from Filadelfia, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2296-0966
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The entire tour of El Viejo Wetlands was an incredible visit starting from the grounds of Casona which is now a restaurant to the boat tour on the Tempisque River. We saw so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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New Port Richey, Florida

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There was a bit of miscommunication to begin with. I was without internet the few days leading up to the scheduled tour and couldn't verify the pick-up time. But the staff at our hotel sorted it out with a phone call. This was a very laid-back tour. We were driven over to the house, then the river. Kevin was our... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The entire tour of El Viejo Wetlands was an incredible visit starting from the grounds of Casona which is now a restaurant to the boat tour on the Tempisque River. We saw so much wildlife including the holler and the capuchin monkeys, anteaters, lots of birds for the bird watchers. It was a very rewarding experience that pictures cannot express... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I booked two part tour (Boat & Cultural) directly with El Viejo Wetlands. Jennifer was very responsive to all my questions over the e-mail and since I had Costa Rica Card she gave me 15% discount on the final price. The place is beautiful and the guide that was provided to us was very attentive. He always managed to manoeuvre... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

After a bumpy dirt road drive, we got to an oasis in the middle of a 20,000 acre sugar farm. There was a little demonstration of how they get the sugar out of the canes. The boat ride through the wetlands afforded us amazing views of capucin monkeys, howler monkeys, iguanas, tons of birds and some crocodiles. Our tour guide... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The hacienda is beautiful and they have some fresh fruit and juice ready when you arrive. We did the boat tour and saw howler monkeys, iguanas, jesus christ lizards, sleeping bats, a beautiful variety of birds, and lots of crocs of all sizes. The guide was knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Costa Rican wildlife. After the boat tour,... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had an excellent time here. We took the 2-part cultural and river tour. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Waited for us even though we were quite late (got lost). Abundant wildlife to be seen on he river - crocs, monkeys, birds, iguanas. And a good lunch thrown in. Well worth doing!

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was a really nice boat tour on the Tempisque River in Costa Rica's tropical dry forest. We saw Howler and white-headed Capuchin monkeys, crocodiles, birds, bats and lots of iguanas and lizards. Afterwards we were treated to a wonderful lunch at the Hacienda and a demonstration of the old sugar mill works. This was an easy trip with lots... More 

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nanuet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

our group was small (four participants) and we had an up close and personal, intimate wildlife viewing experience no less stunning than the Kazinga Channel in Uganda that i was also on. birds, capuchin monkeys, crocodiles, bats, and just an explosion of life. this was amazing to behold and we topped it off with a delightful lunch at a breezeway... More 

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Sharon MA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

we were taken here by a private birding guide. We took a 90 minute boat trip on the Tempisque River -- saw numerous birds, monkeys, bats, crocodiles. It was really amazing. Then we had a great lunch at the hacienda. Temperature was very hot, but the cool breeze in the open air restaurant was quite comfortable. Portions were large --... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A good chance to see some wildlife. there is a boat tour out of this location that is worth the price.

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Address: 10 miles East from Filadelfia, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2296-0966
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

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