Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

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#1 of 12 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 had a fantastic ride on the beach with our guide Hector. The horses are well maintained as well trained and relaxed. We have booked a three hour tour and are ridden by one of the Ranch through the Woods to the beach - it was a really great experience that I can recommend any horse and nature lovers! Have fun doing :-)
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  • Super fun to do! We were jier in september so we were enoge we currently drive went what was very nice! Upon arrival, we were well received. Only downside was that the Guide could speak no word of English. Galloping along the beach we had the very great. After a snack and a drink! Very satisfied!
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  • We did a splendid horse of 2 h on the playa hermosa in the magical sunset riding! The guides are super nice, very attentive and professional, the ride was suited to all levels, good horsemen were able to gallop while beginners remained in step with l another guide. The horses are very well behaved (wise men and Gentiles) and treated as well, the ride is different since it starts in the Plains, through the forest and continues on the beach to gallop and admire the sunset. A small snack is offered after. A magical moment for a reasonable rate for this quality service. I recommend to all!
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