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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  • A walk with my reserved wife of Belgium with a considerate Ishmael. Very varied in the pasture, the rainforest, mangrove and the beautiful beach at low tide. We were guided by Esteban who showed us also monkeys, birds and a lazy... In short, a very good memory!
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  • Amazing morning riding through the trails, through a river/mangroves & on the beach - our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and spotted a sloth, monkeys, toucans, red macaws, a baby caiman, iguanas, ...  more »
  • When I say this was the best thing I did in an action packed vacation in Costa Rica, I mean it! Our guide, Esteban, was fantastic and really took the experience to the next level. My friend and I did ...  more »