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Toucan Rescue Ranch

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San Isidro, Costa Rica
+506 2268 4041
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Excellent Animal Rescue Tour

Learn how this rescue center came to be and why its work is so important. This is an excellent tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marie H
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Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
Animal rescue 30 mins from San Jose

We loved hearing the story of how it came to be, seeing the animals, and hearing their stories. Our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Inca_Pilot
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Dallas, Texas
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Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study of Costa Rican toucans and other wildlife. We receive and care for confiscated, sick and injured wildlife from government agencies. TRR gives animals a loving home with the goal of providing appropriate medical treatment, rehabilitation and then, when possible, returning wildlife back to its natural environment. The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a licensed Costa Rican wildlife rescue facility and a 501(c)3 charitable organization in the United States (EIN: 80-0516453).
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“baby sloths” (34 reviews)
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“costa rica” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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San Isidro, Costa Rica
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+506 2268 4041
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Reviewed yesterday

Learn how this rescue center came to be and why its work is so important. This is an excellent tour that will allow you the chance to see some of Costa Rica's most popular animals (toucans, sloths, parrots, monkeys) up close. The center is easily...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved hearing the story of how it came to be, seeing the animals, and hearing their stories. Our guide was interesting and obviously had a passion for the animals there. We highly recommend making the quick trip if you’re in San Jose.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you make a reservation and be on time because they will wait for you. The place is easy to get to with a GPS in the car. The big wooden toucan by the entrance lets us know you've arrived. We loved every minute...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an incredible experience not to be missed. The dedication to these animals is evident when you first enter and watch the video. Our guide, Jose, was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. There were 16 of us and we were split into...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

I didn't realize you needed to reserve ahead of time (online), but called Monday morning and got in for an afternoon tour (they are closed Sunday's). José did an amazing job giving backgrounds and info on all of the animals and birds. This is a...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

I opted for the coffee and sloths tour to spend more times observing sloths. V knowledgeable guide and interesting tour. The centre does a great job with rescued animals. Similar to another rescue centre in the Caribbean coast but would highly recommend it. Only 30...More

Thank TravellerDWM
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

It was great to see a place that cares so much for the animals - very informative! Maria was the guide and took extra time to answer questions. Suggestion: head to Sibu Restaurant when you are done!

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

This Costa Rica trip was a father/son vacation. One of the primary goals was to see sloths up close. Toucan Rescue Ranch hit a home run!! We got to see baby sloths out for exercise, as well as adult sloths very close up. I was...More

Thank heidit83
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This tour was amazing! The rescue project is obviously well thought-out and planned to be a delightful experience for visitors while respecting the health and safety of the animals. There were endless photo opportunities of the most beautiful animals and birds. I applaud Leslie and...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

This tour was worth every penny and the long drive! It's was over 3 hours long and Jose was chalk full of interesting information and stories about the facility and the animals. I highly recommend the Slothies & Coffee tour; we spent SO much time...More

Thank Alexandra A
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Jena_TX87
July 17, 2018|
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Response from ToucanRescue | Property representative |
Hi. A common question! No, you do not get to hold any of the wildlife at our center. Our philosophy is to ensure that all rescued wildlife remain as happy and healthy as possible and being held by the public has proven to... More
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Chrissy D
May 9, 2017|
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Response from Nadanne H | Reviewed this property |
I think it is about five or six hours depending on where exactly you are. We flew into san jose so it was close and then we joirneyed to the mountains and then to guanacaste. It is about an hour flight in a small plane if... More
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gillianweatherburn
March 8, 2017|
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Response from ToucanRescue | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your interest in our rescue center. We are not open to the public unless you make a reservation online via our website and click the TOURS tab. You will get an email confirmation with details such as our... More
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