Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita
(4.8/5 based on 150+ 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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  • I was a chaperone for nine 8th graders. Some of the kids had never been on a horse before but the ride was a slow, single file line so everyone has able to participate with no problems. The forest was...  more »
  • Very nice walk on the beach with my husband who was that for the 2nd time, daughter of 11 years and my 6 years old son who has had his own horse. The horses are calm and very obedient. Gallop on the beach for those who want to, great! Leandro guide, listens to l, and tried to find animals despite the rain... really nice, with end lemonade and cake House.
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  • I did a combination tour were we did rafting with an other company name raftinguvita in the morning and horses for the afternoon , this was the best, they arrange all for me and my family, i will come...  more »