Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge

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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge information

Uvita , Costa Rica
+506 2771 4582
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d incl full board per person US$80
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A few kilometers before Uvita, opposite the turnoff to Oro Verde, is this 506-hectare national wildlife refuge (and former cattle ranch) with primary and secondary forests and mangroves lining the Río Morete. Here you can take guided nature hikes, horseback-riding tours to Punta Uvita and bird-watching walks. You can also stay at La Merced in a 1940s farmhouse, which can accommodate up to 10 people in double rooms of various sizes. Tour prices vary.