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Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary

35 Kilometers south of Limon and 10 Km from Cahuita National Park, Cahuita, Costa Rica
011-506)750-0775
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Ranked #4 of 5 attractions in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My family and I watched every episode of Meet the Sloth (animal planet) and the Sloth Sanctuary was one of the main reasons we traveled to Costa Rica. We were not disappointed! While waiting for our tour, we met Princess Buttercup and witnessed several howler monkeys swinging in trees. The tour starts with an hour long boat ride, which was... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I can't believe all the positive reviews here. I understand that people are enthousiastic to see the sloths up close, as they are mostly seen high up in a tree. But that's where they belong, people, not in a small, bare cage. Not woken up to be shown to people. Not to be touched by human hands. I was annoyed... More

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Kingston, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visiting the Sloth Sanctuary was on my bucket list for visiting Costa Rica. It did not dissapoint! Getting to learn about the different sloths and how the ended up there was fabulous. Petting the sloths was great! Good photo ops. And OMG the baby sloths were adorable. Pay the $25 for this experience it's worth it, best money I spent... More

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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a very unusual place in that you truly get an opportunity to learn about wildlife from experts and see them close at hand. This is a very rare opportunity anywhere and one I was glad I found out about and was able to see. There are rescue sloths of all ages from years to a few weeks and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were lucky to go on a day where the cruise ships were not in town as I understand that the sanctuary tours take on a more hectic atmosphere when hundreds of people descend upon them. We stayed in Cahuita and took a taxi in time for the 10am tour and took a local bus back (across the street from... More

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Parker, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My two boys (ages 8 and 5) spent a week in Cahuita and visited the Sloth Sanctuary. This was one of the main reasons for our destination choice. We had read up about the Sanctuary from their book which we purchased months ago. We were not disappointed with our experience. We got to meet almost everyone that runs the place... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

we booked an insider tour and had a fantastic experience. you get to learn about sloths, see the sloths up close, touch the sloths, take photos with the sloths and on the insider tour, you get to feed them. however, do not expect to carry the sloths are it's not allowed in costa rica. the boat ride was quite dull... More

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Occidental, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I have been looking forward to visiting the Sloth Sanctuary for a long time. I was not disappointed. This trip was a birthday gift to myself, and it was everything I hoped it to be. Jeff was our tour guide, I loved him! Funny and knowledgeable and you can tell he loves the animals. Thank you Jeff!! Ursula and Judy... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The folks at Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary are dedicated to educating the public about Costa Rican flora and fauna in general, and sloths in particular. Loved the peaceful boat ride, spotting sloths and other animals in the wild, and then got to see the rescued sloths, including babies, up close at the sanctuary. Learned so much about these fascinating... More

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Being an animal and nature lover, I was interested in visiting this sanctuary even though I read mixed reviews. We took a shore excursion from the Celebrity Equinox. The trip was okay, but it was a bit disappointing mainly because we were there much too long - perhaps they had to justify the high price of the excursion. The bus... More

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