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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refduge

Km. 159 Costanera Sur, Uvita, Costa Rica
+(506) 2743-8032
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Ranked #6 of 19 activities in Uvita
Type: Equestrian Trails
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Went for an afternoon ride with Hector. Such a great guide! Patient and helpful with all of us ladies! Horses are healthy and well taken care of! :) great time! Waterfall is breathtaking and the water feels great! :) Thank you for picking the PERFECT Horse for me!

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Farmington, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We signed up for a morning ride. It turned out to be a private ride. Eavaristo was a great guide. He made sure everything was alright. The horses were well cared for. The scenery was spectacular. This ride was a great way to get to see the jungle in an undisturbed way. Be ready to get a little wet though.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I signed up for a private horseback ride along the beach on the last day of our vacation in Costa Rica. I am so glad we did!! It was an incredible 2-hour ride through the beautiful jungle reserve and we spent plenty of time along the beach. Evanisto was our guide. He was cheerful, knowledgeable and nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Beautiful ride through the jungle opens up onto Playa Hermosa! Our ride south took us to the mouth of the river and then back north showed us the sunset! Our guide, Reista (not sure if I spelled his name right, so sorry), taught us about the flora and fauna along the trails. The Howler monkeys greeted us and beautiful green... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

I went on two horse excursions in Costa Rica, and have done many more in other countries. This is by far my favorite. The horses are so well cared for, and are in good shape. They have over forty horses to do tours with at the ranch, so the horses aren't overworked. My guide was "Risto" (I forget his full... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We were looking for a place where to ride horses in the area and we trusted the high ratings on TripAdvisor. We had 2 activities: 1st was a beach ride that we took private. In fact, we know how to ride and we wanted to enjoy some high speed galops on the beach. and we could! We came back full... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I highly advise reservations, I was able to beg my participation in a family horseback adventure...Esteban and Leandro were the tour guides and were very sweet with 2 young children, great at spotting toucans, iguanas, spiders, plants, etc., Ismael is the reception/manager that day and was the force behind my being able to ride despite no reservations and not being... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

it my first time it was excellent i had a fun time the gide ricrisa was amazing they treet the horses very nice it was so good i just want to go back my favorite horse was sticker the jungle was amazing we saw monkey's in the tree's and took a swim by the water fall

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were booked for an early bird watching tour but sadly we saw very few birds........ we were guided by the student guide who did his very best, but his inexperience showed. I hope we gave him encouragement as his personal skills were excellent. Of his own admission his first love was the horses. it was our bad luck that... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The best place to do horseback riding in Costa Rica. The excursion to the waterfall is very good. The staff is really professional and friendly.

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