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

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 Staff

Walter Odio
Walter Odio
Walter Odio
Julian Odio
Julian Odio
Julian Odio
Hector Retana
Hector Retana
Hector Retana 27 years old, 11 years of experience working with horses, 13 years working on the ranch. Specialties: Horseback Riding Tour Guide...
Ismael Jimenez
Ismael Jimenez
Ismael Jimenez 23 years old, 3 months of being involved with the activity of horseback riding tours. Specialties: Receptionist Personal skills: I...