Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

(4.7/5 based on 180 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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  • Tour to the waterfall. Very fun because you walk between the cows and other horses by visiting the jungle. Arrived here though and you'll see the monkeys and toucans. At the waterfall can you swim. Then gone back via a different route. Because we are not go swimming, we had some time left and we still have delicious over the beach gegaloppeerd. So basically 2 tours in 1. Horses look good and are super well. Guide was very friendly, told much and adjusted itself well to to our level. After the ride still drink and a snack. All in all, a great experience.
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  • We were disappointed with the 3.5 km self guided hike here. The trail has not been maintained and there were many places that large trees had fallen across the trail. It was not clear how to get aroun...  more »
  • They matched all five of us with the perfect horse. We had all different levels of skill. Landon the guide was wonderful. Very accommodating to all our wishes. We finally got to see the monkeys!  more »