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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Rte 36, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0775
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Cuteness Overload!!!

The sloth sanctuary was the "centrepiece" of my visit to Costa Rica and everything else was planned... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rticboy1
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Vancouver, Canada
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Do not go here!!

This is a money making zoo and should be named such. I feel dirty giving this place my money 😞 my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael H
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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!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“canoe ride” (106 reviews)
“adult sloths” (51 reviews)
“baby sloths” (104 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 14:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rte 36, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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+506 2750 0775
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"canoe ride"
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"adult sloths"
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"baby sloths"
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"sloth sanctuary"
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"buttercup tour"
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"insider's tour"
in 33 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 34 reviews
"gift shop"
in 24 reviews
"costa rica"
in 92 reviews
"permanent residents"
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"dream come true"
in 12 reviews
"jungle gym"
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"regular tour"
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"animal planet"
in 9 reviews
"their lives"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"hour tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sloth sanctuary was the "centrepiece" of my visit to Costa Rica and everything else was planned around it. It did not disappoint. I participated in the basic Buttercup tour and the Behind the Scenes tour. There are no words for the cuteness of the...More

Thank rticboy1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a money making zoo and should be named such. I feel dirty giving this place my money 😞 my five year old mentioned how small the cages are for these poor animals. I STRONGLY encourage you to read the reviews of this place...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. The 2 hour tour is divide between a one hour canoe tour and one hour of educations on the two types of sloths at the sanctuary. The canoe tour was great. We saw several monkeys and a toucan. The sloth tour...More

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the sloth sanctuary in cahuita! You are given very interesting information about the history of the rescue centre and the work that it does, as well as the history of sloths themselves and their relatives. The canoe ride was a great opportunity to...More

Thank Molly B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I realized that I knew almost nothing about sloths.Our guide explained so much about these misunderstood animals.I was glad that by visiting the sanctuary, I was helping this species to survive.The boat trip along the river was quiet and easy

Thank wendy b
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Great place to visit for adults and children. Staff is very knowledgeable and tour is very informative!

Thank Martha T
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Very knowledgeable staff! Laid back atmosphere. Very interesting information about the sloths which are fascinating! Definately recommend this stop and by visiting you help future rehab of sloths!!

Thank Cheryl F
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

After watching so many programs about sloths it was a privilege to get to see them up close. The Insiders Tour was so worth it! Marcos had great information to share and I learned so much. I’ve been daydreaming about going there for years and...More

Thank QuzieSuzie
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Seeing the sloths up close was awesome and I did not have any idea how much I didn’t know about these creatures. Very educational and eye opening. The jungle tour with a canoe is amazing. If you’re not in awe, then you aren’t looking hard...More

Thank CampinTrav
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We bought this excursion with Princess Cruises, and it was well worth the money we put in it. The insider tour allows you to visit the nursery and the baby sloths are adorable. this tour is great and you learn a lot about those beautiful...More

Thank calie06
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komgirl
24 May 2018|
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Response from ajbrielmayer | Reviewed this property |
Read the article written by 2 veterinarians before going to this sanctuary please. This site will not let me attach a website but look up on google “famous sloth sanctuary is a nightmare for animals, ex-workers”. You will... More
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mschloekins
28 March 2018|
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Response from ajbrielmayer | Reviewed this property |
Read the article written by 2 veterinarians before going to this sanctuary please. This site will not let me attach a website but look up on google “famous sloth sanctuary is a nightmare for animals, ex-workers”. You will... More
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Thehappycouple091
2 January 2018|
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