Bird watching

For bird lovers, you will be in a refuge with more than 310 species of birds counted, a real luxury.

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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge is home to a great variety of birds. More than 310 species have been counted in and around the refuge.

Since 1971, the conservation of the diverse natural habitats found in the refuge has attracted many birds, mammals, insects and reptiles, which have found in the refuge, a sanctuary to feed and reproduce in the forest, wetlands and mangroves.

The trails pass through different habitats, giving you the opportunity to observe a large number of birds, maximizing your birding experience in Costa Rica.

Our guides will take you on an incredible half-day hike, helping you count the numerous birds found in the refuge, explaining their behavior, and sharing with you valuable information about this neotropical bird sanctuary. It is very common to observe up to 50 to 60 species during the morning.

The tour lasts half a day, or 3 hours approximately. Minimum reservation for two people.

Day 1

Departure from Uvita
Uvita, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Rancho la Merced
34, Uvita, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

What this tour includes

Guide specialized in birds

Travel Packing Checklist


Refillable water bottle




Hat or cap

Places you will explore

Puntarenas Province, Uvita, Costa Rica
Departure from Uvita

Rancho La Merced /, 34, Puntarenas Province, Uvita, Costa Rica
Rancho la Merced