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Address: 10 miles East from Filadelfia, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2296 0966
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A wonderful, unique experience in Guanacaste

Went there with a group of friends. We first went on the Tempisque river boat tour. It is amazing how many birds, crocodiles and iguanas we saw. We even were able to howler and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul B
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San Jose
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San Jose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a group of friends. We first went on the Tempisque river boat tour. It is amazing how many birds, crocodiles and iguanas we saw. We even were able to howler and white-faced monkeys. Then we went for lunch to the Casona, a beautifully preserved old farmhouse. The food was outstanding. Great fish ceviche. Very well prepared black... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day out. We made our own way there and only did the boat trip (there are several others activities possible including a Coffee Tasting session). The staff are fantastic. Very knowledgable about the history, local area and most importantly wildlife. We were lucky enough to get a boat to ourselves and we saw Crocodile's, Howler Monkeys, Egrets, Ospreys,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We were taken there by our travel guide we had coffee a fantastic lunch. The food was great they had a wonderful gift shop and the grounds were very interesting cattle iguanas birds bats . We went on to do a river boat ride

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This was an unplanned visit to El Viejo. We were actually looking for the Palo Verde National park adjacent to the El Viejo reserve when we ran into this. We got lost and ended up here. What a pleasant surprise! Sooo glad we got lost :) We were greeted by Tiffany and she informed us of the different tours they... More 

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Liberia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Thank you very much to all the awesome staff at El Viejo for hosting us and give us a taste of an authentic Guanacaste experience. From the moment we were greet by Angie with fresh fruits and natural tasty juices ( make sure to taste the coffe they serve!) Then we meet one of the most authentic guides of the... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

would recommend anyone to attend this attraction. Workers were incredibly friendly, informative and un natured

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Rabat, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

There are several attractions including the tours of the wetlands, the river tour and the visit to the Hacienda. The building has been very well restored and serves as a Quality restaurant with attractive views to the surrounding landscape. Adjacent to the hacienda is an active display of the traditional methods of producing sugar from the sugar cane. An ox... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Celebrating special birthday so trying all tours is a mission as there are so many but this one really impressed as we had great start to day here in El Viejo being introduced to traditional and historic farming at sugar cane plantation only to be whisked onto the river nearby and immediately saw crocodiles, monkeys, macaws, iguanas and turtles galore.... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

We arrived a little before 9am. It took longer than we expected, due to 16km on dirt/gravel. The place is beautiful and the guides extremely knowledgeable. Kevyn even helped us with our Spanish. We saw a lot of wildlife on the boat tour, including crocs and monkeys. The cultural tasting was awesome as well and I would recommend it highly.... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

My wife and I took our 4 and 6 year old girls on this tour. Was booked by concierge when we requested Palo Verde boat tour but ended up being great day. A little difficult to find on some rough roads but you arrive at beautiful Hacienda and are treated with light breakfast of coffee, juices and fruit. After driving... More 

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