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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge

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Horseback Riding - Beach Sunset

Beautiful ranch, beach and great guides. We saw howler monkeys and all the scenery was really... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Marla V
Wonderful place, Great with young kids

We did the ride to the waterfall and chose Rancho La Merced after speaking with them as we wanted... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Kevin S
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Km. 159 Costanera Sur, Uvita, Costa Rica
+506 2743 8032
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Beautiful ranch, beach and great guides. We saw howler monkeys and all the scenery was really beautiful. Great activity to do while in Costa Rica. Had nice snacks and fresh lemonade waiting for us afterward.

Thank Marla V
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We did the ride to the waterfall and chose Rancho La Merced after speaking with them as we wanted to take our 4 year old. They accommodated her and she was made comfortable sharing a horse with me. The ride was beautiful and offered a...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Good place for horseback riding ! Accomodating for first timers or advanced riders. Hermosa beach is a scenic place to ride and the staff was friendly and very professional.

Thank Stephane M
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I went on the sunset beach ride with a girlfriend while we were completing yoga teacher training in Uvita. We arrived late due to our bus never showing up and having to walk, and they received us very warmly. We were the only two on...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 5, of which 3 of us have never ridden before. What I liked was that they asked questions regarding our prior experience and weight to determine what horse was suitable for each person. The trail was nice and the waterfall...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

My wife and I went on the sunset horseback ride last week and it was so much fun! I had never ridden a horse before but they set me up with "Lucho" and he was very mellow. Our ride started on the property and slowly...More

Thank CZmikeyG
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The sunset ride on the beach was great fun and my daughter’s graduation request. We saw monkeys, cool birds like a toucan, and a large rodent animal something like aguita. Getting to let the horse run on the beach was the most fun. The horses...More

Thank bhassenplug
Reviewed May 18, 2018

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

Thank Ben D
Reviewed May 11, 2018

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
Reviewed May 10, 2018 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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Sheila M
February 23, 2017|
Response from LisaKnoxville | Reviewed this property |
No, you can do guided hikes.
Judith D
March 2, 2015|
Response from La B | Reviewed this property |
Rancho La Merced is not a hostel as far as i know, they offer wonderful horsebackriding tours....