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Toucan Rescue Ranch

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San Josecito, Heredia 40601, Costa Rica
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Derby UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As our time was limited we did the two hour tour of the Toucan Rescue Ranch. This turned to be one of the best two hours of our trip. The team as so dedicated to their work and are a great source of information. It was wonderful to get so close up to the sloths and we have wonderful pictures.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time to Costa Rica but our daughters first. We introduced her to Costa Rica by spending our first night at the Toucan Rescue Ranch. What an amazing place run by wonderful people! The villa was more than comfortable. The grounds are amazing but the highlight is the breakfast. During breakfast Leslie feeds all the baby sloths... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our time here-it was all too short. When we come back to Costa Rica this will absolutely be part of our trip. All the wonderful people that work here are so dedicated to the animals and to Costa Rica in general that it made me happy to be spending my vacation dollars to support it. We stayed overnight,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My grandson and I had visited the ranch on a tour a few years back. This time we were travelling with his sister and my daughter so we decided this would be a perfect place to see and end our vacation. Our cabin was just lovely. Nicely decorated and with a lovely deck with rocking chairs. There is a fridge,... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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 August 15, 2015

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 August 1, 2015 via mobile

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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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 27, 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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