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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 14:00
Open today: 08:00 - 14:00
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Sloth’s sanctuary

It was great to see them in the wild as well and getting rehabbed. The boat ride in the jungle was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Very interesting visit with knowledgeable guides

The whole tour takes a bout two hours and include a visit to the sloths and a short trip in a small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cuernavaca, Mexico
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rte 36, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0775
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to see them in the wild as well and getting rehabbed. The boat ride in the jungle was a pleasant surprise!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jkturnerstl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole tour takes a bout two hours and include a visit to the sloths and a short trip in a small boat. The sloth visit was very informative and the whole family enjoyed it. We learned about sloths and wild animals in general. My...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CSohlenkamp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well organised. Great explanations and education on Sloths You get to see them in the wild and being taken care off. Only improvement would be for the canoe drivers to point out the wildlife as they take you through the waterway. e.g. he would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chetholiay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit but our guide was somewhat full of himself and took great pride in letting us all know he knew much more than we did about sloths. Good information. Poor delivery. The boat ride with a different ride to see the sloths...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Housing1st
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I loved this place , to actually see different types of Sloth rather than the one we all know of was great to learn. We took the tour which would last around 2 hours , they take you firstly into where all the sloths are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FoodieTravelling_135
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This was very educational about sloths: different types and their characteristics and habitats. The canoe ride was fun as we saw a sloth in the wild, as opposed to rescued ones. These people take caring for sloths very seriously and their intent is to reintroduce...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 November 2018

After this very interesting guided tour through the sanctuary you know everything about sloths and you will afterward love these animals. I recommend strongly visiting this place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Absolutely amazing tour! We upgraded to the behind the scenes tour which allows you to visit the medical center and the nursery! The babies were so cute! It was a wonderful excursion and it was fascinating to hear the lady that founded the sanctuary explain...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beaglemom178
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The first part of our tour was with Joswe (sp?) in the canoe. Very sweet. We saw one sloth, crabs, many birds and a few mono Congo. Marco gave us the sloth tour, really one hour, and was very engaging. Asking us our opinions and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaredes2017
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A good opportunity to better understand sloths and help preserve them. Thanks to the proficient staff for all the information they shared and their warm welcome.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lawrence A
24 August 2018|
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Response from DayTrip795477 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure on the taxi because we rented a car. It’s really cheap to rent your own vehicle if you can stomach the local’s driving:) The sanctuary tour was 20.00 or 30.00 for the general tour. They offer a behind the scene tour... More
4 July 2018|
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Response from sharonballestero | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It’s the only way to see the baby sloths and spending time in the nursery watching them was my favorite part!! How often do you have an opportunity like this? Also I read that powdered goats milk is very hard... More
Cindy B
24 May 2018|
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Response from sharonballestero | Reviewed this property |
I would call the Sanctuary and ask them to recommend a transportation company. My 5 friends and I traveled all over Costa Rica using one of the many companies that specialize in this. Each of our drivers was punctual and... More