If you’re staying in Guanacaste and want to experience and learn about their culture and traditions, a visit to Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands is a must. This Costa Rican family owned property has their own sugar cane plantation, traditional house and private wildlife reserve to offer 3 different activities to tourists: a rum experience, cultural tour and wildlife observation boat tour. Excellent place for all travelers, especially families who want to experience Costa Rican culture!
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Visitors can do any combination of their activities to experience nature, wildlife, culture and food at El Viejo. Mytanfeet readers get 7% off adult prices.
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Hacienda El Viejo FAQ
Do I need a promo code?
No, you don’t need an Hacienda El Viejo promo code. You just need to fill out the form above to get our discount.
Where are they located?
What is the road like?
If you have a rental car, you can drive there on your own. Although about 10 kilometers into the Hacienda is on an unpaved road, you don’t need a 4×4 or 4wd, you can get there with a sedan. You need to to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your activity to check in and so you can use the bathroom, get some water, etc. Make sure to use a GPS (there are signs on route 21 but make sure to use the GPS as you need to go through Filadelfia.
If you need transportation, please write a note in the comment section your hotel and we will get back to you with prices with transportation.
Can I show up without a reservation?
No, unfortunately not anymore due to the COVID-19 protocols. You need to have a reservation.
I am a solo traveler. Can I do the tours?
The activities require a minimum of 2 people and right now due to COVID, they separate tours out by social bubble so unfortunately it is not possible for them to join tours. The only option right now for solo travelers are for them to pay for 2 spots as they require a minimum of 2 people to operate tours.
What languages are available?
Spanish and English.
When is the best time to do the boat tour?
For wildlife, mornings are the best time for birds but there is a possibility to see wildlife any time of the day.
Are there vegetarian/vegan options available?
Yes! Just put a note in the special request section you would like this option.