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.