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Toucan Rescue Ranch

San Isidro, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in San Isidro
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

One word: SLOTHS. Actually, two words: BABY SLOTHS. I emailed the day before arriving to Costa Rica to see if I could set up a tour, and they were very accommodating. My mom and I grabbed a taxi and then called the ranch so that the staff there could give the driver directions. There are fluent Spanish and English speakers... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I had an amazing time at the Toucan Rescue Ranch last month. We arrived in the afternoon for a tour, and wow, those animals were absolutely precious. It was so cool to see the fascinating wildlife of Costa Rica up close, and sad to learn about all the ways in which these animals are abused. The animals... More

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Woodruff, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

What a wonderful place and what wonderful people. I thought that we were just going to see Toucans. Was surprised at all the different animals and birds that have been rescued. The couple that run the place are so dedicated to all the animals.

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San Francisco, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our visit to the ranch was far more enlightening that I would have thought possible. My wife kept telling me they have a baby sloths to see and she wanted to go. I was shocked by the amount of rescued animals they actually had on the property. They were sloths and monkeys, weasels, otters, porcupine, parrots, owls, plus several more... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I visited here with a school environment class and all I can say is wow! You really get a chance to not only be up-close and personal with the animals but also learn a ton about them. The workers are not only knowledgeable about the animals but are truly passionate about their well-being. Definitely worth the trip!!

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Harrisonburg, VA,USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were very fortunate to schedule a visit to the Toucan rescue Ranch on our last visit to Costa Rica. My wife discovered this place and our group of 6 went for the tour. Everyone was so pleased with visiting the TRR. Their concern and care for all of the animals was touching to all. We learned so many facts... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I have been to Costa Rica three times and the experience my ten-year old son and I had here over the last couple days was breathtaking. The beauty of these animals, their sweetness and the story of where they have come from (exposure to human cruelty, selfishness, plain old nature) and to see the love and real compassion and respect... More

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Clio, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I had no idea my wife would be so taken by the Sloths. We stopped for the Toucans and stayed for the Sloths. Our guide from Finca Rosa Blanca, Manolo, stopped by after the Sibu chocolate tour and we got a personal tour. The Toucan Rescue Ranch is doing a great job ans should be supported.

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were fortunate to be introduced to this wonderful paradise through one of our neighbors when we had guests. It was obvious from the moment we met Leslie cradling an infant howler monkey (who was rescued with his tail cut off) that this was a place of responsible, well-informed and caring concern for the birds, sloths, monkeys and other critters... More

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Doha, Qatar
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340 reviews 340 reviews
116 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Its not easy to find but when you do its worth the little effort it takes. They do an absolutely amazing job of taking care of all the animals they have there. Leslie is an inspiration and works tirelessly making this place what it is. They all selfishly work hard in their efforts to make sure the animals are taken... More

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