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Dominical and Ballena Marine Park Sights

Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge

  • Km 159 of Costanera Hwy. Map It
  • Uvita
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 04/24/2014

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Ride the range on a 1,250-acre property combining forest and pasture ($45) or gallop along the beach at sunset on horseback ($50). Explore the forest on a nature hike ($35) or go bird-watching ($45) with an excellent guide. Riding tours also include a guide and helmets and kid-size saddles. All tours begin at the pleasant reception center, where you can freshen up in clean, modern restrooms. The full-day, Cowboy for a Day tour ($45) includes roping and riding and herding

cattle. For $6 you can explore the 10 km (6 miles) of hiking trails on your own with a trail map that includes a wildlife picture guide. There's also a night tour with a naturalist guide ($35).

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Km 159 of Costanera Hwy., north of Uvita, Uvita, 60504, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • $35–$50
  • By reservation only

Updated 04/24/2014


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