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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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Sunset Horseback Ride

My wife and I went on the sunset horseback ride last week and it was so much fun! I had never... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CZmikeyG
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San Francisco, California
Horseback riding on beach and to waterfall were both great adventures

The sunset ride on the beach was great fun and my daughter’s graduation request. We saw monkeys... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bhassenplug
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Monroe, North Carolina
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“sunset ride” (12 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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"well taken care"
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"howler monkeys"
in 13 reviews
"fantastic ride"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful horses"
in 3 reviews
"white face monkeys"
in 4 reviews
"self guided"
in 2 reviews
"nice trail"
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"healthy horses"
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"beautiful property"
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"deserted beach"
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"wonderful guide"
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"crossing rivers"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

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 11 May 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

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Reviewed 10 May 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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Reviewed 8 May 2018 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

1  Thank Vaughan D
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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!

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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

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Sheila M
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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