Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

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#1 of 14 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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  • Through the ranch, rain forest, mangroves and along a beautiful beach! The guides are attentive and friendly.  more »
  • Six of us with average experience enjoyed a 3 hour trek, 2 of it on the horses, to the falls. Very relaxing and well run, also some challenging rocky terrain. Company was well prepared, and everything...  more »
  • Rancho La Merced was the perfect place to check off riding horseback on the beach from our bucket list. The facility was clean, the guides knowledgeable, and the horses were well cared for and healthy...  more »
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