About Us

Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Pacific Coast, near Punta Uvita and Ballena Marine National Park.

It counts on 506 ha of primary and secondary tropical wet forest, besides pastures, mangroves next to Morete River and the beach. Furthermore, it offers different environments to explore nature; it is easy to find amazing birds, reptiles, insects, and mammals.

Here, you will enjoy hiking on the reserve’s trails, admiring the tropical rainforest and mangroves, riding horses just for pleasure, and visiting the Ballena Marine National Park, which is to be found adjacent to the refuge.

Rancho La Merced has been protected from hunting for many years and it is an active member of the Asociacion de Amigos de la Naturaleza del Pacífico Central y Sur (ASANA). Furthermore, Rancho is part of the Tapir’s Path Wildlife Corridor.

It was recently awarded with the “Bandera Azul Ecológica”.

our Mission & vision

Our mission is to please our customers by offering a complete and excellent service in planning vacations and recreational activities that are able to make their dreams come true. We will put special care in community involvement to incorporate an educational and cultural value to our product, while enjoying the natural beauty of Costa Rica.
We will be a leading organization in the southern region, with active participation in tourism, with efficiency, high technology, competitiveness and qualified personnel with responsibility for tourism development, preserving the natural assets that make our area so attractive.

our staff