Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

(4.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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 visit Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Uvita attractions using our Uvita itinerary planner.
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  • The ranch is clean and well maintained. The horses graze fresh grass in open pastures and are very healthy. Our guide Hector was awesome, very knowledgeable about the local plants, track and animals. ...  more »
  • Rancho La Merced takes great care of their horses, and offers a nice trail ride through their beautiful property to a nice waterfall. The staff were very friendly, spoke great English and offered some...  more »
  • The best horse ride you ever made! Galloping on the playa Hermosa all just beautiful! A friendly team and we see that they take care of the horses! Very well maintained Ranch. To the top! It is recommended!
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