Km. 159 Costanera Sur, La Uvita de Osa, Costa Rica
(506) 2743-8032 (506) 8861-5147

Tours in Uvita

Horseback Riding Costa Rica

Horseback Riding Costa Rica

Experienced and inexperienced riders will enjoy the ride in Rancho La Merced.

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Hikes

Hikes

Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge has a series of trails to walk through primary and secondary forests, and plains; giving you the...

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Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge is home of a great diversity of birds.

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Cowboy Experience

Cowboy Experience

It consists of riding with the cowboys; herding cattle, check cows and calf that are in the grass, learn to how to rope calves, and other...

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Rancho La Merced
National Wildlife Refuge

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” and the Certificación de Sostenibilidad Turística from the Costa Rican Tourism Bureau.

I went on an afternoon beach ride. I had my own guide, Esteban, who was awesome, and a very nice horse, Gitano. Esteban knew many plants and animals around the ranch and really took care of my preferences and the horses well being.

For a refresher we stopped at a palm tree and Esteban got some coconut, the one I chose, and opened it for a nice drink on the beach.

The whole place was run very professionally, clean and great.

Clear recommendation!!!

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NormaTripadvisor

Mi marido y yo contratamos el tour de las 9 de la mañana. Cuando llegamos ya estaban nuestros caballos preparados. Nos explicaron las pautas y comenzamos la ruta con Esteban. Nos sorprendió todo lo que aprendimos durante la ruta, ya que pensábamos que simplemente íbamos a pasear, pero Esteban es un gran profesional y estuvo compartiendo sus conocimientos con nosotros.

El sendero es precioso y tiene salida a la playa, en la que pudimos cabalgar, ver iguanas y otros animales.. y tuvimos la gran suerte de ver un cocodrilo entrando en el mar!!!, sin duda lo recomendamos... y si alguna vez volvemos por la zona repetiremos seguro!

Destacamos la amabilidad y profesionalidad del personal, tenemos un gran recuerdo de esa mañana!

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Miriam & JoséTripadvisor

We did this and we're so glad that we did! Our guide claimed to not speak a lot of English, but I think he was just being shy, because he did great! The animals were mostly hiding the day that we went, but we did see some Howler Monkeys and a few others. We did see about 5 million ants & their HUGE ant hills, beautiful butterflies, a lot of animal tracks, a poison dart frog, blue shrimp and several things we don't have here in the states. The walk was hilly, and I did fall once, but my pride was all that got hurt.

It was an excellent experience & we learned a lot.We did this and we're so glad that we did! Our guide claimed to not speak a lot of English, but I think he was just being shy, because he did great! The animals were mostly hiding the day that we went, but we did see some Howler Monkeys and a few others. We did see about 5 million ants & their HUGE ant hills, beautiful butterflies, a lot of animal tracks, a poison dart frog, blue shrimp and several things we don't have here in the states. The walk was hilly, and I did fall once, but my pride was all that got hurt.

It was an excellent experience & we learned a lot.

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