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Rancho La Merced is a Wildlife Refuge, located on the Pacific Coast, near the Marino Ballena National Park, at less than 20 minutes from our Hotel Resort Villas Río Mart.


It covers an area of 506 hectares of primary and secondary tropical wet forest, beside pastures, mangroves next to Morete River and the beach.

It is definitely a great place to explore, where you can find beautiful birds, reptiles, insects and mammals.


 Come and enjoy  horseback riding with carefully trained horses for you to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Children are welcome. We have saddles for children from 7 years and older. For your safe, we provide safety helmets without any additional cost.

Also offered bird watching and hiking tours with naturalist guide or self-guided.

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Hotel Amenities

  • Spacious tropical gardens
    Spacious tropical gardens, Relax in nature. Enjoy the exotic flowers and plants of our spacious tropical gardens and observe wi..
  • Large swimming pool with pool bar
    Large swimming pool with pool bar, Take a refreshing dive in the large pool and enjoy the sun & tropical gardens from a sunbed, while s..
  • Quality restaurant & room service
    Quality restaurant & room service , Taste our delicious International dishes and local specialties. The restaurant is open from 7 am to ..
  • Cozy bar with international sports programming
    Cozy bar with international sports programming , Socialize with friends & family, meet new people or watch your favorite team at our cozy bar. We ser..
  • Tour & Transport services
    Tour & Transport services, Our experienced tour desk offers a great variety of exiting tours. We can also arrange transport and..
  • Kids’ play area
    Kids’ play area, While you are relaxing by the pool your children can play in the pool, baby pool or at the adjacent ..
  • Jungle trail
    Jungle trail, Explorer the adjacent Jungle and its wildlife by walking our jungle trail. Spot sloths, frogs, exoti..
  • Massage, nail studio, and other body treatments
    Massage, nail studio, and other body treatments, Relieve yourself from tensions by having one of our massages, body scrubs, body wraps or facials. We..
  • Outside gym
    Outside gym, Keep your training schedule and workout in nature! We have 5 outdoor fitness equipment stations inst..
  • Tennis court
    Tennis court , Well, that's just aces! Villas Rio Mar is the only hotel in the area with a tennis court..
  • Miniature golf
    Miniature golf, Have fun with the whole family playing some challenging miniature golf..
  • Billiard table, darts, foosball, board and other games
    Billiard table, darts, foosball, board and other games , Have a good time playing some games with friends & family. Villas Rio Mar offers several games for y..