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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge

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Km. 159 Costanera Sur, Uvita, Costa Rica
+506 2743 8032
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Great sunset ride!

Through the ranch, rain forest, mangroves and along a beautiful beach! The guides are attentive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben D
Trail ride to the falls

Six of us with average experience enjoyed a 3 hour trek, 2 of it on the horses, to the falls. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rich S
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“sunset ride” (11 reviews)
“morning ride” (8 reviews)
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Km. 159 Costanera Sur, Uvita, Costa Rica
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+506 2743 8032
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"horseback riding"
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"sunset ride"
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"morning ride"
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"banana bread"
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"experienced riders"
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"howler monkeys"
in 13 reviews
"well taken care"
in 9 reviews
"private ride"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful horses"
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"fantastic ride"
in 3 reviews
"white face monkeys"
in 4 reviews
"self guided"
in 2 reviews
"nice trail"
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"beautiful property"
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"well trained horses"
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"deserted beach"
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"wonderful guide"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Through the ranch, rain forest, mangroves and along a beautiful beach! The guides are attentive and friendly.

Thank Ben D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us with average experience enjoyed a 3 hour trek, 2 of it on the horses, to the falls. Very relaxing and well run, also some challenging rocky terrain. Company was well prepared, and everything was quite smoothe

Thank Rich S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rancho La Merced was the perfect place to check off riding horseback on the beach from our bucket list. The facility was clean, the guides knowledgeable, and the horses were well cared for and healthy. We brought our two kids ages 6 and 8 and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been coming to Uvita for the last 10 years and for no particular reason, have never been horseback riding here. We recently came down with some friends and our 2.5 year old son and booked a horseback riding trip with...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This was the best tour we did, just the two of us and our guide. We walked through the jungle and our knowledgeable guide showed us lots of creatures, even saw 2 sloths!

Thank RGoodchild78
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Thanks for that fantastic ride through the forest and on the beach. The guides and the horses were amazing. We loved that experience and definitely recommend. The horses and gear were in great condition. The guides treat the horses very well. It was great to...More

Thank Anna W
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were a group of mixed abilities,but even the total novices thoroughly enjoyed the ride. We took the waterfall tour which makes for some adventuorous riding,even at a walk. Crossing rivers,up hill and down hill,never boring. The guides were friendly and very quiet (which we...More

Thank Lotte F
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had a blast on the morning ride to the beach! We saw iguanas, a Howler monkey and beautiful butterflies! Then we got to the beach and the excitement started! Riding in the ocean and actually getting to go fast was so fun! The guides...More

Thank Angie_girl71
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great property, horses well cared for. Two hour evening beach ride was amazing. Excellent value. Would do again!

Thank Brad M
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I've been riding since I was a child and it's always been a dream of mine to ride on the beach. This tour made that happen and more! What an adventure. My partner and I so enjoyed this ride and have taken a few different...More

Thank Jenn F
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Sheila M
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Response from LisaKnoxville | Reviewed this property |
No, you can do guided hikes.
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Judith D
3 March 2015|
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Response from La B | Reviewed this property |
Rancho La Merced is not a hostel as far as i know, they offer wonderful horsebackriding tours....
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