Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

4.7
#1 of 11 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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  • This was really fun and exactly what we were hoping for. Two adults, four teens and we rode horses through the jungle for about 40 minutes until we came out to an opening right on the beach where we r...  more »
  • Great experience! Were on a two-hour ride on the beach with both children (13 and 11 years old). It was an unforgettable experience. We were very happy and exhausted afterwards!
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