We did not stay at the lodging, but visited the Ranch on a tour. This place offers so much meaning and hope, it was by far the best thing we did in Costa Rica. The manager Leslie offered an amazing tour of all the animals and birds, with stories of where they came from, the right way to care for toucans, sloths, owls and otters... Incredibly knowledgeable and generous with her time, she has built a real refuge and place of hope for so many animals and birds which we got to see up close. It must be exhausting work to feed and care for so many lost, abused and wounded animals and we felt good coming out to the ranch and supporting her and her husband Jorge's work. A rescued baby sloth who had to be bottle-fed during our tour was by far the highlight of the visit, but seeing so many toucans up close is also not to be missed.
It was quite easy to get there by public transport from San Jose. We took the bus to San Isidro for about a dollar, and the ride took 30 minutes, getting off at the Toucan statue after leaving the highway.
We cannot recommend this place enough!
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