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Address: San Isidro, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2268-4041
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You Can Feel the Love at This Sanctuary

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Brasil de Santa Ana
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Brasil de Santa Ana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 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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