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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge

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Just great!

I took a riding tour yesterday and it was just great. What's most important to me as a rider and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
makrancos
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München, Deutschland
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Beautiful horse ride to a waterfall

We had an excellent ride to a beautiful waterfall through the jungle and along a river. We had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
692katrinaj
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New York City, New York
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Km. 159 Costanera Sur, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a riding tour yesterday and it was just great. What's most important to me as a rider and animal friend is that the horses are in good conditions and happy. This is the case here. The horses were cool, not stressed or worn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent ride to a beautiful waterfall through the jungle and along a river. We had experienced and inexperienced riders and we all had a great time. At the waterfall we had time to swim in the river and in a secluded pool...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

like a young girls dream! it was great and we enjoyed the whole trip. very good looking and gentle horses also to our 2 year old boy. he did not wanted to go home at the end. rancho la merced thanks for this wonderfull experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is rare that a tour/experience surpasses my expectations. If you aren't sure to do this....I say do it...if you think this is just another boring horse ride in a line plodding along slowly...think again...and book this tour. I felt the entire time like we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Festinalente82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rancho La Merced is an absolutely magical place. I have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time exploring the gorgeous property both on foot and on horseback. We have started a program for local girls to help them learn about themselves and to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 31 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 23 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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SheilaM50
23 February 2017|
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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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