If you are going to Costa Rica to see animals, stay here. Leslie and Jorge Howle rescue, rehabilitate, and when possible, release all sort of animals native to Costa Rica. Their work is truly inspiring and a welcome reminder of humanity's capability for kindness and compassion. Guests staying at their beautiful ranch support their ability to care for and rehabilitate animals. By staying here, you are not only able to explore the Central Valley, but you also help in their efforts to preserve the wildlife of Costa Rica.
The well-kept, beautiful grounds of the ranch are patrolled by a flock of geese and friendly singing ducks. Our guest house was comfortable and includes a mini-kitchen with microwave and toaster oven. The guest houses are cleaned every few days, which worked very well for us. Breakfast was yummy and included delicious food such as fresh juice and fruit, banana pancakes, french toast, and typical Costa Rican fare.
We rented a car, and Leslie and Jorge were helpful in suggesting places to visit. The ranch is located a short distance from San Josecito that hosts several excellent restaurants (beware of the Argentinian place that charged me double, without telling me first, for asking to make a dish spicy. The food was good, though).
You'll need to rent a car, plan to take taxis, or hire a driver to stay here. If you want a concierge desk, luxury rather than comfort, or the public transportation available in larger cities, then this probably isn't the place for you. If you love animals, friendly hosts, and comfortable lodging, this is the place for you...it certainly was for us.
- Also Known As:
- Toucan Rescue Ranch Hotel Heredia
- Toucan Rescue Ranch Costa Rica/Heredia