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.
Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge reviews
I did two tours here (the beach ride and waterfall trek) and both were very good. Unlike other shorter horseback rides I've taken, you get to spend a lot of time out and the horses are very good... more »
wonderful ride along the ocean, horses are well kept and very sweet. it was a great experience even for a novice rider. more »
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