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Toucan Rescue Ranch

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San Josecito, Heredia 40601, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved staying at the Toucan Rescue Ranch; the location is only about 45 minutes from SJO airport, making it perfect for a last night's stay in Costa Rica. Leslie made us feel welcome right away, helping us get settled into our little casita. It was wonderful to have our own house right on the property. The casita was very... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leslie and Jorge do an incredible job in caring after a wild variety of birds and animals. Get there for the feeding times. Amazing watching the little cat, oncilla, eat a mouse and entertain the other cats in the neighborhood.. The sloths are so cute. Late in the day the toucans serenade each other. It is so melodious. Amazing to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had a brilliant time at the Toucan ranch and can't recommend it enough. If you want to see a range of animals who have been rescued and not captured then this is the place for you. Incredible.

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BLOOMINGTON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were looking so forward to spending the last 2 nights of our trip at the Toucan Rescue Ranch. All the information about having breakfast with baby sloths sounded like just the perfect way to end a great trip with my 12 year old daughter. Now let me say that I know Leslie is doing great things with animals. However,... More 

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leslieparrot, Owner at Toucan Rescue Ranch, responded to this review

We want everyone, visitors and the birds and animals that live here, to enjoy their time at the Toucan Rescue Ranch. As a rescue center our first concern is always the animals. It can be very stressful for an animal to be handled by a stranger. A sloth's heart-rate can triple! The products people use (perfumed soaps, lotion, bug spray)... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We loved the toucan rescue ranch. Leslie and Jorge work tirelessly to look after their animals and return them to the wild where they belong. Their volunteers are very helpful and enthusiastic and no doubt the ranch would be a lot harder to run without helpers.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very enjoyable and educational experience. Also so uplifting to see the compassion and dedication of the owners and helpers who are totally committed to the care of the birds and animals they rescue. We did not stay overnight but wished we had. Would highly recommend a visit which would interest adults and children.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you are into wildlife then do not miss out on the Toucan Rescue Ranch. Leslie and the crew are doing some truly inspirational work rehabilitating and looking after just about any animal that comes their way. There were loads of sloths, including baby 2 and 3-toed beauties, an incredible oncilla (wild cat), a delightfully friendly otter, a baby anteater,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It has been several months since our trip, so I will be a bit light on the finer details, but suffice to say we loved our stay here. I would strongly recommend a visit here. Many suggest it as a last stop in the country before leaving, but the way we chose to do it was to stay here first,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We added this excursion to our itinerary and was so glad we did. You will have an opportunity to see toucans, sloths (and babies!), owls and other animals up close and personal. The staff have an incredible task of caring and protecting wildlife that have suffered from an accident or poachers trying to smuggle animals out of the country.

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Amory, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had researched my birthday trip to CR for months and months and months. Had it all settled in my head. Then, I briefly heard mention of this place in some review somewhere. Hmmmm....a place doing good work? Critters? A bed and breakfast? A stay on my actual 50th birthday?? I gotta check this out. And boy am I glad... More 

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