Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

(4.8/5 based on 160+ 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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  • My husband and I had a very nice hike in the jungle with Hector. He is very pleasant and knowledgeable, and we saw much more than we would have alone. We both learned a lot. Thanks Hector! 
  • The guides were fantastic but the horseback riding was very slow (as compared to other places where you get to "gallop" to make a bit more exhilarating). Our tourguides took us through the jungle and ...  more »
  • We have done this tour 3 times. The price is reasonable and the experience has always been good. There is good wild life viewing and the waterfall trip is cool and inviting. The horses are well kept a...  more »