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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Km. 159 Costanera Sur, Uvita, Costa Rica
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I went here with a group and despite my fear about riding a horse, it was a wonderful experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and patient and The horses were very well-trained... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary Jane W
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Middle Haddam, Connecticut
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Middle Haddam, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with a group and despite my fear about riding a horse, it was a wonderful experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and patient and The horses were very well-trained. The waterfall was so refreshing after the ride and we all thought it was a highlight of our trip.

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Thank Mary Jane W
Los Altos, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

AlthoughI didn't go on the trip, my husband and three children went for a horseback ride with Rancho la Merced. They had a fantastic time. The horses were well trained and my kids didn't stop raving about their very special afternoon.

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Thank jftcrane
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ranch is clean and well maintained. The horses graze fresh grass in open pastures and are very healthy. Our guide Hector was awesome, very knowledgeable about the local plants, track and animals. Our walk and trot through the jungle to a pleasant waterfalll was beautiful. We saw howler monkeys, white face monkeys, wild pigs, iguana, a Tuscan, and two... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Rancho La Merced takes great care of their horses, and offers a nice trail ride through their beautiful property to a nice waterfall. The staff were very friendly, spoke great English and offered some interesting insights into the local flora and fauna. One of the guides spotted a black and green poison arrow frog which he noticed whilst riding on... More 

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clinton, United States
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

had fun riding on the beach. Saw great wildlife and was able to run the horse is always a plus. Great scenery.

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Fergus Ontario
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

We were disappointed with the 3.5 km self guided hike here. The trail has not been maintained and there were many places that large trees had fallen across the trail. It was not clear how to get around these trees and then find the trail again. We informed the staff so hopefully, they will go up and do maintenance.

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Waterloo, New York
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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

They matched all five of us with the perfect horse. We had all different levels of skill. Landon the guide was wonderful. Very accommodating to all our wishes. We finally got to see the monkeys!

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

We did a 3 hour morning ride . The horses were really calm so we could look around at the rainforest and wildlife. Saw whiteface monkeys. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the different plants and wildlife. Enjoyed the river and waterfall at the halfway point.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

I had the opportunity to do both the 3 hour jungle ride and the 2 hour beach ride with Esteban who is a really great guide!! He is easy to talk to and will take the extra time to show you any animals that may be around. He is very knowledgeable about the different plants, trees, creatures, etc. He is... More 

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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience with our guide Esteban. We spent two nice hours walking around the ranch to discover the night wild life. We saw frogs, toads, spiders, birds!

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