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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

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Equestrian Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Today I went to the ranch for horseriding (didnt go eventually after seeing what I saw). The man who got the horses was very cruel, he hit the horse he was riding on mutiple times very hard. He also.....  more
    Today I went to the ranch for horseriding (didnt go eventually after seeing what I saw). The man who got the horses was very cruel, he hit the horse he was riding on mutiple times very hard. He also.....  more »
  • My family and I visit the Ranch last week, the staff members are very nice, they explain us in detail how to ride the horses, we ride the horses to the beach and we really enjoy it. When we came back....  more
    My family and I visit the Ranch last week, the staff members are very nice, they explain us in detail how to ride the horses, we ride the horses to the beach and we really enjoy it. When we came back....  more »

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