Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

#2 of 6 in Trails in Province of Puntarenas
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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  • we booked on a wednesday on line and got confirmation. they emailed and asked if we could move to thursday, we replied yes, and he never checked his email. so we showed up ,and he realized he did...  more »
  • David did a great job. Loved the horseback ride. This was the longest we have ever been permitted to ride a great horse on the beach. The ranch is very large and owns alot of ocean front. It was.....  more »
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