Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

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Equestrian Trail 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 visit Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Uvita attractions using our Uvita itinerary planner.
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  • There are few places in the world where you can ride horseback on the beach and look up at mountains. Esteban as a guide makes the experience even more educational with his explanations of the plants ...  more »
  • Me and my friends did the horseback riding at the beach and it was definitely one of the coolest things I've ever done! For me it was a dream coming true. The staff was super helpful and nice. The tri...  more »
  • Lovely horses and fantastic ride along the beach! Really enjoyable we were 3 in our group and had a private tour which was fabulous! The horses were very gentle and calm and our guide was very helpful  more »