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Toucan Rescue Ranch

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Address: San Isidro, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2268-4041
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Best tour in Costa Rica

This place is the real deal. On a less than 4 acre facility birds and animals have been brought here to either recover and be sent back into the wild, or recover and stay for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place is the real deal. On a less than 4 acre facility birds and animals have been brought here to either recover and be sent back into the wild, or recover and stay for the rest of their days because they cannot be safely reintroduced to the wild. The glue that holds this all together is LOVE with the... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited here the day after we arrived in Costa Rica, it was around $20 each way for a cab from our hotel Don Carlos and it was lovely to get out of San Jose and see the countryside for the first time. We arrived early and were allowed to look around some of the enclosures which... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our family of five went for a tour and it was awesome! Our host was excellent and very knowledgable. We started with listening to the story of how Leslie started the rescue ranch and then we toured the place. We saw and learned about two and three toed sloths, toucans, owls, monkeys, a baby anteater and so much more. Each... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

As a family with 2 Teens-I can say this was one of our favorite things we did while in Costa Rica. Our guide MaKayla was so knowledgeable and so devoted to these animals that it would be hard not to bond with this special place. You get to see such a large variety of animals up close and personal and... More 

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Brasil de Santa Ana
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13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This tour is for everyone of all ages that don't want a tourist trap. Carol and Leslie personally take small groups through the private property that is also the home of Leslie and Jorge, and tell you a little story of how the animal or bird came to the Toucan Rescue Ranch, it's injuries and chances of release if any.... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Leslie had a vision and a mission that she shares with all who come to the Toucan Rescue Ranch in San Isidro, Costa Rica! She and her husband work tirelessly to rescue and care for hurt and almost endangered animals. We walked from cage to cage, learning about the stories of each animal. Lesley can often be seen hand feeding... More 

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Three Rivers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed here in the bed & breakfast overnight and it was perfect in every way! We arrived in the early afternoon, around 2, after driving from our beach location south of Jaco. Leslie gave us very exact directions on finding the ranch, hidden in the highlands above San Jose, just at the edge of the rain forest. We were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I highly recommend this tour for all age groups ! Leslie has done an amazing job caring for these animals and her passion and dedication is evident as she guides you through many amazing stories of rescue and rehabilitation. In addition to getting a close up view of all these birds and animals you will learn some very interesting and... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Since many things in the San Jose area close for the New Years Eve holidays, I was doing some last minute planning for how to entertain my parents on New Years Eve. I am so glad I came across the TripAdvisor reviews of Toucan Rescue Ranch!! I have been to Costa Rica numerous times before and never had heard of... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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