Frequently Asked Questions

As a rescue center our first concern is the animals. Being handled by people can be very stressful for sloths and other wildlife, we want to minimize human contact with rescued wildlife. So while we do not allow you to hold wildlife, your experience will be personal and special.
Toucan Rescue Ranch is located in San Josecito, San Isidro, Heredia. It is 20 minutes from the town of Heredia, 40 minutes from the SJO airport and 25 minutes from the Capital, San Jose.
No. Reservation REQUIRED. As a rescue center, we only allow access to people with a reservation for an Educational Walk or Ranch Experience. Please refer to the EDUCATIONAL WALKS or RANCH EXPERIENCE reservation pages to confirm visitation dates.
Yes bring water. We also sell water and provide water for all tours.

Here are a few places that are close by and that visitors have given good feedback on:
   La Boruca

TRR is located in the highlands, San Jose region at 4,500 feet. Green season is during the months of May - 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 - April. You can expect warmer weather. 
If you are with us for the Ranch Experience we can arrange a taxi for early departures and we deliver a continental breakfast to your guesthouse the night before. Taxi prices to the airport are approximately $30. A van is approximately $35. You can also arrange an UBER.
Yes. We have Wi-Fi access for all of guests. You can ask your tour guide for the name and password.


All locations below are in reference to the Toucan Rescue Ranch:

1-hour & 15 minutes (great trip for bird watching)
2-hour drive
Estimated 7-hour drive
35-minute drive (aerial tram & hiking)