Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

#1 of 6 in Trails in Province of Puntarenas
Must see · Equestrian Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • 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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