FAQ

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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 them a loving home with the goal of providing appropriate medical treatment, rehabilitation and then, when possible, returning them 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); ALL donations are tax deductible. 

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Toucan Rescue Ranch is constantly looking for support. There are a dozen different ways you can help the Ranch with its efforts. Depending on what you’re interested and how you would prefer to help you can consider the following options:

  • Donate towards our operating costs
  • Donate towards a specific cause via crowdfunding
  • Donate medical supplies
  • Create your own fundraiser
  • Visit the Ranch and stay in our Bed and Breakfast
  • Take a tour and meet all of our wildlife
  • Volunteer your time and work with the Ranch for a month or more
  • If you’re coming to visit, bring toucan pellets or other important dietary materials

Together we are making a difference.

COMMON QUESTIONS & EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN VISITING:

If you have any concerns please read this collection of frequently asked questions before contacting us. If you are still unclear about something feel free to contact us at info@toucanrescueranch.org.

Can I hold a sloth or other wildlife?

As a rescue center our first concern is for the animals. Being handled by people they don’t recognize, primarily through smell, is very stressful for sloths. So while we cannot let you hold wildlife, your experience will personal and special. 

Where are you located?

Toucan Rescue Ranch is located in San Josecito of San Isidro of Heredia. It is 15 minutes from the town of Heredia, 35 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the Capital, San Jose the cap.

Are you open to the general public?

 As a rescue center, we only allow access to people with a tour or guesthouse reservation. Please refer to the TOUR or GUESTHOUSE reservation pages to confirm visitation dates. 

How long does it take to get to the Ranch from the airport?

Approximately 30 minutes. 

What is the weather like?

The Ranch is located in the highlands, San Jose region at 4,500 feet. Green season is during the months of May to November. During this time we advise you to bring a sweater for nights, a rain jacket and a flashlight. Layered clothing is best, especially during rainy season.  Dry season is during December to April. You can expect warmer weather. 

What if my flight leaves early in the morning?

The Ranch can arrange a taxi  for early departures and will deliver a continental breakfast to your guesthouse the night before. Taxi prices to the airport are approximately $30. A van is approximately $35. 

HOW FAR IS:

All locations are in reference to the Toucan Rescue Ranch

Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

4 hour drive 

The Caribbean Coast (Limon, Puerto Viejo)

Estimated 3

The Jaco Pacific Coast

 As a rescue center, we only allow access to 3-4 hour drive

Manuel Antonio Pacific Coast

The Ranch is located in the highlands, San Jose region at 4,500 feet. Green season is during the months of May to November. During this time we advise you to bring a sweater for nights, a rain jacket and a flashlight. Layered clothing is best, especially during rainy season.  Dry season is during December to April. You can expect warmer weather. 

Monteverde

The Ranch can arrange a taxi  for early departures and will deliver a continental breakfast to your guesthouse the night before. Taxi prices to the airport are approximately $30. A van is approximately $35. 

Sibu Chocolate Tasting Tour

5 minute drive

Finca Rosa Blanca / Cafe Britt

20 minute drive (coffee tours)

La Paz Waterfall Gardens (Peace Lodge)

Approximately 30 minutes. 

Sarapiqui (Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

1 hour & 15 minutes (great trip for bird watching)

Savegre Valley

2 hour drive

Osa Peninsula

Estimated 7 hour drive

Beaches of Pacific Guanacaste

6 hour drive

Braulio Carrillo National Park

35 minute drive (aerial tram & hiking)

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