Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Uvita

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#2 of 7 in Trails in Province of Puntarenas
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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  • 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 »
  • This was our favorite thing we did on our 10 day trip to Costa Rica! We did the cowboy experience and pet 4 day old calves, milked cows, took the cattle to out to the pasture and then even got to... 
    This was our favorite thing we did on our 10 day trip to Costa Rica! We did the cowboy experience and pet 4 day old calves, milked cows, took the cattle to out to the pasture and then even got to...  more »

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