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Toucan Rescue Ranch

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Address: San Isidro, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2268 4041
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study of...

Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study of Costa Rican toucans and other wildlife. We receive and care for confiscated, sick and injured wildlife from government agencies. TRR gives animals a loving home with the goal of providing appropriate medical treatment, rehabilitation and then, when possible, returning wildlife back to its natural environment.

The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a licensed Costa Rican wildlife rescue facility and a 501(c)3 charitable organization in the United States (EIN: 80-0516453).

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Very detailed, and informational tour

It was lovely being able to meet all the animals, including the humans ones who serve their wards. Many of these lovely beings are lucky enough to look forward to a release into... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melanie G
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was lovely being able to meet all the animals, including the humans ones who serve their wards. Many of these lovely beings are lucky enough to look forward to a release into the wild. Some are so badly hurt, this is their forever home. They are as lucky as those of us who get to interact with them as... More 

Thank Melanie G
Parsippany, NJ
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived here with a group including several children. First we were shown a slide show of the history of the facility. Then we saw various animals in cages. We later saw 6 baby sloths, an adult one. All 2-toed. Then we saw an anteater and a 3-toed sloth. We met with Leslie, the owner and founder. It was an... More 

Thank LLiv-NewJersey
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We brought our 2 kids (3 and 6) to the ranch for a tour and we all loved it. They people there genuinely care for the animals and are doing an excellent education job. So glad we visited - our kids are passionately talking about animal protection now we are back home!

Thank LucyRu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an interesting place! So thankful to the owner for rescuing these animals. The baby sloths were so adorable. A great place to learn about some of the animals and birds of Costa Rica!

Thank Carol M
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I really enjoyed our visit to the Toucan Rescue Ranch. The tour was very informative and includes much more than toucans! We were very impressed with their rescue work and dedication to the well being of so many native animals.

Thank FamilyRoadTrip101
Edmonton, Alberta
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the afternoon private tour. It was educational and very fun. This ranch is a great endeavor. Everyone obviously loves animals. The young sloths were definitely the highlight of the tour, but all of the wildlife was interesting. Kudos to the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

1 Thank laanera
Squamish, Canada
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We went to toucan and stayed on the property for one night. Everything about the experience was amazing. The tour , our private cabin, breakfast the people that work and of course the animals. Leslie has done a great job to educate as well as let you see and view the animals. I highly recommend a visit and a stay..... More 

1 Thank infoO5705VF
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

As animal lovers we wanted to support a place like this. These people rescue and rehabilitate a wide variety of animals, not just the toucans that they started with. The tour is both informative and entertaining as you get to meet and learn about all of their "guests". It's heartwarming to see the care and help that these people bring... More 

1 Thank Kevin R
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

A visit to the Rescue Ranch is great but staying in their quest house is even better. It was wonderful to see the animals up close--especially the baby sloths--and learn about their care and the history of the Ranch. Staying there gave us an opportunity to wander around at will and talk with the staff about their experiences. I just... More 

Thank 123shirley
Westerham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It's a rescue centre not far from San Jose. A mixture of native birds and mammals. I so wanted to see a sloth while in Costa Rica .Adults and babies are here. It's pretty small but educational. $35 US entry. Book on a tour before you arrive. There is a small cabin where you can stay overnight. Definitely worth going.... More 

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