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Toucan Rescue Ranch

Address: San Isidro, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2268-4041
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in San Isidro
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranch & Farm
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranch & Farm
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Carlsbad, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

If you're looking to see animals native to Costa Rica and hear some great rescue stories then this is the place to go. Animals are well tended to and you can a great up close tour to see a variety of animals from sloths to toucans, owls, otters, etc. Expect to be there about 2 hours as every animal has... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Was an absolute pleasure to take a tour around the ranch and hear the back stories of all the animals. The owners are lovely and the work they do is inspirational. The baby sloths were positively beautiful!!! Just a short drive for San Jose. Wish I knew about it earlier, we would have booked a room there!

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Waukesha
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you love animals, you'll love this place. THIS IS NOT A ZOO! It is a rescue/rehabilitation site run by very dedicated people and a couple of ex-pat Americans. Sloths, spider monkeys, a variety of toucans, owls. All are either being rehabilitated to be returned to their natural habitat or are being cared for because of an inability to be... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The love for the animals at Toucan Rescue Ranch is so apparent that you feel it the moment you walk onto the property. The variety of animals that they have rescued and rehabilitated is evidence of the respect that Minae has for Leslie, Jorge, Carol, and the rest of the team. They are able to care for and rehabilitate animals... More 

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Lone Jack, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went here on the recomendation of the owners of the bed and breakfast we were staying at and we were not disappointed. It was one of wy wifes dreams to see and possibly touch a sloth and she was able to get up close to one and touch the hair on its back. They had a large vaiety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We didn't stay here, but did a tour of the ranch, and it was amazing! I did not expect the variety of animals they had here, it's not just toucans! I loved that you can get up close to get some awesome photos, and we learned a ton about the animals and the wildlife conservation efforts in Costa Rica. If... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family of five (kids ages 7-16) enjoyed our tour here. It was about two hours long and we saw owls, monkeys, sloths, toucans, otter and other animals. My daughters favorites were the babies- a baby spider monkey and baby sloth. She rescues animals from the wild and tries to reintigrate them into the wild if possible. I felt good... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Me and my cousin went here for a quick afternoon tour. It was great! The tour guide was very informative and told us all about how they help the animals. The little baby spider monkey Noelle was ADORABLE! It was fun to watch her play around in her cage and try to get our attention. We got to get very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visiting the Toucan Rescue Ranch is not only a chance to see a great range of wildlife, but you're also supporting the Ranch's ongoing rescue and rehabilitation efforts. On the tour, Leslie shares the stories of the inhabitants and gives you the chance to appreciate how special these birds and animals are. There is also a small range of locally-produced... More 

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We chose the Rescue Ranch at first because of its proximity to the airport. However, it turned out to be one of our favorite places. Leslie arranged for a driver, Randall, to pick us up from the airport. We liked him so much that we hired him to take us on to the Manuel Antonio area and later from Poas... More 

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