Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

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#1 of 11 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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  • Booked a day in advance and the next day a great ride into the sunset through the jungle to the beach. Very good care of the horses. Hector was great as a guide!
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  • Excellent location and very good service. A little more than lemonade, would have been still better! Don Héctor Retana is an excellent guide!
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  • We had a superb ride horseback in the forest, on the beach and meadow, the team is great. Our guide took the time to show us full of animals during the ballad, birds, monkeys and even lazy! It really was very nice and attentive. At the end of the ride, two cakes and lemonade waiting for us, it's really a lovely attention to customers. Our guide even remonstrated us the animals we had seen on books. The service is really exceptional, we made some new friends :) Thanks for this unforgettable ride!
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