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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

Features Animals
Rte 36, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0775
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Everything we wanted and more!

Wow! We scheduled The Insiders Tour. This is an amazing sanctuary/rescue center for both two and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RuthAnn W
Logan, Utah
via mobile
Great Tour - Amazingly Cute Sloths

The tour was educational, low key and well paced. It was nice to learn interesting facts about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer W
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Two types of tours to see sloths and learn about their diminishing rainforest habitat. Sorry, no direct contact with sloths, for their well-being and yours. "Buttercup Tour" requires no advance reservation; just arrive about 20 minutes before the top of the hour (8AM–2PM) to register. Duration about 2 hours. "Insider's Tour" is given twice daily and requires advance booking. This tour includes everything in the Buttercup Tour plus "behind-the-scenes" visits to the NICU, Slothpital, climbing area and more. Admission/donations collected directly support the sloths – their rescue, rehabilitation, wellness, research, housing and enrichments. Thank you for supporting the sloths with your tour!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“canoe ride” (98 reviews)
“adult sloths” (50 reviews)
“baby sloths” (98 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rte 36, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0775
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We scheduled The Insiders Tour. This is an amazing sanctuary/rescue center for both two and three fingered sloths. They rehabilitate those that can be released and provide a home for those that can’t be released (disabilities). We saw adults, juveniles, and infants (our most...More

Thank RuthAnn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was educational, low key and well paced. It was nice to learn interesting facts about sloths, the tour guide did an excellent job in many languages, the boat ride was peaceful. Would recommend the tour for sure.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Really informative tour to see the saved sloths and to learn about their biology and natural history. Canoe ride to see other wildlife. Great experience for wildlife enthusiasts! They have a B&B too which helps support their efforts.

Thank mcw21j2016
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Tours are expensive but definitely worth it - and you're supporting a great cause! The staff are all super nice, really knowledgeable, and passionate about helping these animals. During the tour you meet the permanent residents (since exposure to people isn't an issue since they...More

Thank Birdsocks
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visited in the morning, first up was the tour of the resident sloths, those that can't be returned to the wild due to injury or being orphaned too early, these are used to help educate locals and visitors ( and raise funds ) you don't...More

Thank DavidM15658
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The sloth sanctuary is a well run operation to promote awareness on sloths and the threats from human encroachment in their environment. The staff are resourceful, kind, and engaging offering a thorough and enjoyable recount of sloth biology and ecology. The tour includes a visit...More

Thank Lilian M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My fiancé is obsessed with Sloths, we made our trip to Costa Rica mainly to come and visit places like the Sloth Sanctuary and Jaguar Rescue. We paid extra for the insiders tour which takes about 3 hours, the first 1.5hrs was mashed up with...More

4  Thank Julian H
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The information given is quite interesting and you get to see the sloths up close. The canoe ride wasn't up to much tho. If you haven't seen any sloths on your travels I'd do it … otherwise not

1  Thank Daniel9990
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We spent the night at their hotel, then did the insiders tour. A boat ride to look for animals started our tour. The general tour area showed several sloths who were unable to be returned to their natural habitat. They had issues that would prevent...More

Thank mousegram56
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The insiders tour is a lot more than the buttercup tour however my fiancé and I travelled all the way from Australia to Costa Rica due to my love of sloths so I wanted to make sure I got a really good experience. My favourite...More

3  Thank lucymatilda04
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Hayley R
20 November 2017|
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Response from Melanie G | Reviewed this property |
So glad you will not be giving your money to the Sloth “Sanctuary”. The guide there was lovely, until I questioned him about the cages. His response was, “they are sloths and they are injured, what would they do in the... More
Candy S
26 March 2017|
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Response from s-pestic | Reviewed this property |
We went with princess cruises and as far as I knew they always run a trip there. However it is about 1 hour away from the cruise ship so unsure how you would get there other than on a trip. Why not contact the guys at the... More
Candy S
26 March 2017|
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Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 45 minute ride from Limon to Cahuita. We learned that hotels could arrange set rate rides to any destination, that way traffic wouldn't change your cost. Rates were quite reasonable. Your cruise ship should be... More