Take an Educational Walk with the Toucan Rescue Ranch

While you are in Costa Rica, the best way to learn about the Toucan Rescue Ranch is to come take an Educational Walk. We are a Costa Rican licensed Wildlife Refuge Center located just 30 minutes from downtown San Jose. View and book our selection of educational walks below.

Closed Sundays | Reservations are Required

Have Kids? Need a Special Time?


As a rescue center, our first concern is the animals in our care. We do NOT allow any handling or touching of any wildlife. Being touched by the public can be stressful for the animal and in most cases dangerous for the person. This rule is especially important because the animals under our care are all rescued from various serious situations. At TRR we want to minimize human contact while providing each animal with the best environment possible. This is why only trained staff are allowed to touch or handle animals at TRR. So while we do not allow you to hold wildlife, we promise your experience will be special, personal, and very educational.


TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED: No public access except with an Educational Walk ticket purchase. Closed Sundays.

COMPRA DE BOLETO REQUERIDO: Cerrado al público excepto con compra de entradas para caminar. Cerrado los domingos.


Do you LOVE sloths? What about coffee and delicious pastries? Enjoy both during our Slothies & Coffees Educational Walk! This experience is designed for people who simply can’t get enough of sloths. Sip some delicious brew made from our partner's Cafe Britt while watching young sloths enjoy their morning exercise, breakfast, and sometimes even a bathroom break! This educational walk is a truly special opportunity for all those sloth lovers out there! Includes 30-minutes extra devoted to learning about sloths accompanied by coffee and snacks. This tour includes the Classic Ranch Walk, which has an introduction explaining TRR's history, mission, and programs, as well as, a walk of the property!

The gate opens 15-minutes before your reservation.

Duration:  2 ½ Hours
Adult (11+ years): $60 | Child (6-10 years): $30 | 5 years & younger: Free | This amount does not included taxes


Join the Classic Ranch Educational Walk. This opportunity is rich with individual stories of rescued wildlife! During the presentation and walk, you will be told fun facts about each species by our knowledgeable guides. If you are just starting your adventures in Costa Rica you can also learn how to spot certain species in the wild! The walk includes an introduction presentation explaining TRR history, mission, and programs as well as a walk of the property sharing the large variety of parrots, macaws, owls, sloths, spider monkeys, weasels, and more! This is great for both national and international audiences and teaches about the importance of conservation and what it takes to run a premier wildlife rescue center.

The gate opens 15-minutes before your reservation.

Duration:  2-hour
Adult (11+ years): $35 | Children (6-10 years): $17 | 5 years & younger: Free| Costa Rica Nationals ONLY (residents do not apply to this): Half-price (this walk is in English) | This amount does not included taxes


Visita el Toucan Rescue Ranch para una caminata guiada en español alrededor del rancho, donde podrás conocer nuestro trabajo y a los animales del refugio. Esta visita está llena de historias de rescates de animales que forman parte nuestra fauna silvestre como: loros, guacamayas, buhos, perezosos, martillas, monos arana, puercoespines, comadrejas, nutrias, aves rapaces y más! Con esta visita estamos buscando enseñarle a la comunidad local, a costarricenses y a los turistas sobre la importancia de la conservación, darles datos importantes acerca de la selva y sus animales y contarles lo que significa ser un centro de rescate de fauna silvestre en Costa Rica.

La puerta se abre 15 minutos antes de su reserva.

Duración:  2-horas
Donación solicitada: Adulto (11 años o más):$35 | Niños (6-10 años): $17 | Niños (5 años o menos): No pagan entrada | Costarricenses Solo Nacionales (los residentes no se aplican a esto): Mitad de precio (Se le solicitará presentar su cédula a la entrada de la visita.) | Este importe no incluye el IVA.


Join the Toucan Rescue Ranch as the moon rises and the rescued nocturnal wildlife awake. In this unique Educational Walk you will have the opportunity to experience incredible wildlife such as kinkajous, wildcats, porcupines, opossums, two-fingered sloths, owls, and unique insects such as moths, spiders, beetles, and fireflies, not to mention frogs! Accompany your guide as they show you tadpoles, frog eggs and the possibility of discovering leopard frogs, glass frogs, and giant toads! Yet, the really special attraction is the endemic golden-eyed tree frog, which is a critically endangered species, who calls Toucan Rescue Ranch a home. Walk around the property with animal safe headlamps and enjoy this wildly unique and fun walk. This Educational Walk is perfect for those looking to learn more about what lurks at night in the foothills of one of Costa Rica's largest national parks: The Braulio Carrillo. In cloudless sky nights, you may also be able to enjoy a night full of stars.

The gate opens 15 minutes before your reservation.

Duration:  1 ½ Hours, this tour is offered only twice a week
Donation: Adult (11+ years): $25 | Child (6-10 years): $12 | 5 years & younger: FREE | This amount does not included taxes


Toucan Rescue Ranch is celebrating the New Year with a concert centered around conservation and wildlife! This event will be hosted by the popular Riverside Pizzeria & Gastropub. During this event, TRR hopes to bring awareness about its mission and vision to the community. All ticket sales will benefit the wildlife rescue facility and the dozens of rescued animals it cares for. Every ticket purchased will help TRR bring conservation education to local and international audiences while providing the utmost care to over 320 birds and mammals!


  • Music with Manuel Antonio ViVo by Michael Munoz who takes you on a journey with nature as he plays music inspired by rainforest sounds.
  • Silent Auction throughout the night. Items will be awarded during intermission. Prizes include airline flights, ecolodge overnight stays, chocolate, coffee, and nature tours.
  • A speech about Toucan Rescue Ranch presented by Founder, Leslie Howle

WHEN: January 4, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.

ADMISSION: 10,000C | $18.00 (includes free appetizer & drink)

WHERE: Riverside Pizzeria & Gastropub

MUSIC BY: Manuel Antonio ViVo by Michael Munoz