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Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary

35 Kilometers south of Limon and 10 Km from Cahuita National Park, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Cahuita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Krakow, Poland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most enjoyable tours we had in Costa Rica. Sanctuary is located on the edge of jungle,crossed with river and channels. First part of a tour was canoeing in a wild with guide, showing local animals. We've seen big monkey family, slipping bats and many more interesting animals. Second part is a walk around the sanctuary... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is the closest you will get to a sloth in the country! Sloths live very high up in the trees and are hard to spot. here, you get to stand so close to them! Our guide was amazing and I loved hearing the family's story of how they started the sanctuary and have been leaders in creating law to... More

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was a little skeptical because of some bad press on the Internet. However, it was a lovely place to stay, and visit. The staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds lovely. The monkeys and sloths we fascinating. I would definitely recommend staying here. The canoe ride was also a highlight.

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Augusta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about these unusual animals. Feel like I I earned a lots about the beautiful critters. Well worth the time involved in the tour. Will do this tour next trip down here.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went to the sanctuary a couple of weeks ago while visiting Cahuita. I'm a yearly visitor to Cahuita and decided it was time to come. I'm glad I went but agree with some of the concerns expressed here. The cost of $25 for the basic tour isn't really worth what you get. You see six sloths that are permanent... More

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Amarillo, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We did enjoy some things about the Sanctuary, like getting to see sloths up close. The first part of the tour is spent on the river, which was fine, but could have been about half the time (we were actually on the river for almost an hour and a half...spent 30 minutes "parked" watching monkeys). It felt like they want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a great time at the sloth sanctuary. The tour is absolutely worth it. The canoe trip down the river was fun, we saw sloths, lizards, crabs, and bats as well as gorgeous plants. Then the tour through the facilities was very educational, the guides knew their stuff and everyone at the place was so friendly and clearly loved... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This sanctuary is wonderfull, the warm actitude from the people that received us was fantastic, the introduction into the world of sloths is clear, graphic, the visit to the nursery and the baby sloths touched our hearts. After, the dugout trip through nice waterways where we could see aligators, wild sloths, basilisks, birds let you enjoy the natural taste of... More

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Syracuse, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We knew we would fall in love with the sloths--but we didn't expect that our little boat tour would turn into one of our most awesome wildlife viewing experiences (howler monkeys, more sloths, beautiful birds, turtles, etc.)! The staff was not just wonderful, but inspiring. My kids were in heaven. If I were rich I would make a big donation... More

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Redding, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

One of the best experiences of my life!! Planned on this trip for so long and it didn't disappoint! Everything was great. The shared room we got with our friends was huge and well equipped. Breakfast was delicious and the staff was amazing. The tour of the facility was truly inspirational. I wish more people knew the plight of the... More

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