Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

4.8
#1 of 6 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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  • We did a private sunset horseback ride and it was beautiful. The beach we rode down was nearly empty which made it even more awesome. Both of our horses were very well mannered, neither of us had...  more »
  • We did a gorgeous sunset horseback ride at Rancho La Merced. Christian was our leader and he was great. We are a family of 5 with three boys ages 11, 14 and 17. From the man who helped us register to....  more »
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