I found the rescue ranch online before my trip to CR with my aunt and my uncle, and we decided to stay here the night before leaving in lieu of having to stay somewhere boring and sketchy in San Jose. What a gem of a place! I particularly loved the tour and hearing about all the birds' and animals' stories about how they have come to find refuge at the ranch. The property is gorgeous (hard to find, so make sure to get directions from Leslie before arriving- she is excellent at getting you there).
The room was nice and bright with comfortable beds and a little dining/sitting area next to a sink and refrigerator. The hot water for the shower is an on-demand heater so you have to play with it a little. One of our party could only get cold water, but I had no trouble with it the next morning (operator error?). I slept great, but make sure to bring ear plugs as the birds can make a lot of noise in the morning! Leslie and Jorge grow their own coffee and bananas on the edge of the property and so the banana pancakes and coffee in the morning were extra special! Leslie also made sure we had clear directions to the airport and they were perfect.
Being around all the animals is a great experience for any kind of traveler old or young. You can tell that Leslie and Jorge love what they do and genuinely care for the well being of these creatures. Meeting the resident sloths was so interesting since you won't see them up this close in any national park on your trip. Leslie and Jorge were helpful and very friendly and this last stop on our vacation was a great way to end the trip. I definitely recommend including the ranch on your trip to Costa Rica!
- Also Known As:
- Toucan Rescue Ranch Hotel Heredia
- Toucan Rescue Ranch Costa Rica/Heredia