Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands Tour

Palo Verde Boat Tour

Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands is a beautiful farm located next to the Palo Verde National Park. You will discover its wildlife and natural beauty while navigating by the Tempisque River. Taking a tour of Palo Verde is a must-do activity for nature lovers, birdwatchers, and those who appreciate the beauty of the natural world.

The drive will take you by sugarcane, cantaloupes, and watermelon fields, a very unique landscape along the drive. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a delicious local coffee cup and natural juices and fruits.

The boat ride is a relaxing and peaceful experience, navigating the waters of the Tempisque River and discovering the wildlife around you. The Palo Verde National Park is home to various birds, including herons, egrets, and ibises. Visitors will also be able to see crocodiles, monkeys, bats, iguanas, and other reptiles that call the wetlands home.

As the boat tour ends, visitors are taken to the sugar mill, the first part of the process of the rum, where you will learn about the history of sugar production in the region. You will experience the extracting and cooking process until the distillation room, where you will get the final product, high-quality rum.

The tour of Hacienda El Viejo ends with a delicious lunch at the restaurant. The restaurant serves traditional Costa Rican cuisine, including rice and beans, plantains, and fresh seafood. Visitors can enjoy their meals while taking in the beautiful landscapes of the surroundings.

Hacienda El Viejo is a unique and unforgettable experience. Visitors will leave with a newfound appreciation for the natural beauty of Costa Rica and the rich heritage of the Guanacaste region. The tour is suitable for all ages and is a must-do activity for anyone visiting the area.

Palo Verde Tour departs from Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, and Riu Guanacaste Hotels. We also leave from Andaz Papagayo, Planet Hollywood Guanacaste, and Four Seasons Peninsula. As well as Secrets Papagayo, Villas Sol, Occidental Papagayo, El Mangroove Resort among others. You can also enjoy our tours from Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, Playa Conchal, and Potrero. 

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From Coco Beach, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels,  Secrets Papagayo, El Mangroove, Occidental Papagayo & Villas del Sol.  As well from Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo & Four Seasons Costa Rica

2 Guests

Palo Verde Boat Tour + Rum + Lunch
$ 220 per person
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4 Guests

Palo Verde Boat Tour + Rum + Lunch
$ 199 per person
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6 Guests

Palo Verde Boat Tour + Rum + Lunch
$ 179 per person
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8+ Guests

Palo Verde Boat Tour + Rum + Lunch
$ 159 per person
  • Rate Plus Taxes

From Flamingo, Tamarindo Beach, Conchal & Potrero              please add $15 p.p

Includes Private transportation, bilingual guide, lunch, entrance fee, and water.

What to Bring: Hiking shoes or sandals, binoculars, camera, sunblock, hat, shorts, and insect repellent.

Departure 8.00 am / Return 2.00 pm approx..

Duration: 6 hours approx.


Daily departures.

2 guests min. to operate the tour.

Special rates for groups and families.

The taxes are not included.

Hiking Level: No Hike

*Note: If you suffer from high or low-pressure problems, asthma, or any heart problem, please let our guide know and bring your medication with you. As well, if you have any knees, hip, and back problems that are difficult for you to made it to the boat, it is necessary that your inform to us before taking the tour.

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