Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

4.8
#1 of 10 in Trails in Province of Puntarenas
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.
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  • All the horses were beautiful and appeared well cared for. Our main guide, David, was friendly and kind. The horse ride was so much fun--through the river and the rainforest. Truly magical. The...  more »
  • My teenage daughter and I had a great time riding horses at Rancho La Merced! The staff were kind & knowledgeable, the horses were well taken care of, and the ride itself was fun and exciting! We...  more »
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