Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Puntarenas / Uvita / Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Explore pastures, beach, and mangroves at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, spread across 506 hectares (1,250 acres) of primary and secondary tropical rainforest. Listen for howler monkeys on a hike through the reserve's trails, take a horseback tour, or try your hand at herding cattle. A great venue for nature-lovers, the ranch offers different surroundings and plenty of chances to spot reptiles, insects, mammals, and more than 310 bird species. Consider taking a guided bird-watching tour to see and learn about the sanctuary's feathered residents. You can extend your visit with a stay in the 1940s farmhouse. Plan to see Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions that appeal to you using our Uvita travel route planner.
Create an itinerary including Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge reviews
We took a sunset horseback riding tour through their huge ranch. The horses get a little excited on the beach, so for anxious riders I might avoid that part (I loved it, and I haven't ridden a horse..... more »
We took a horseback ride with our guide David this morning. First part of the ride was through the jungle and muddy in places. Tons of birds of course and also saw a howler monkey. Then we went to... more »
Plan your trip to Uvita
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Uvita
Side trips from Uvita
Hidden gems in Uvita
Nearby attractions in Uvita
Wildlife in Uvita
Beaches in Uvita
Trips to Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge by other users
10 days in Manuel Antonio BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA Playa Manuel Antonio Beso Loco Boutique de Playa Spas 21 days in Central America BY A USER FROM ITALY Roatan San Pedro Belize City 22 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Playas del Coco La Fortuna de San Carlos Dominical 51 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA Tamarindo Monteverde Uvita 60 days in Mexico, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM DENMARK Playa del Carmen San Pedro Roatan 15 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM KUWAIT Manuel Antonio Uvita Drake Bay