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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Great place/great cause

Sarah was a very funny & informative tour guide. We were able to get up close to some adorable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Great learning experience

Understanding there are many areas in the wild that you may see sloths in their natural habitat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deanna B
Edmonton, Canada
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Sarah was a very funny & informative tour guide. We were able to get up close to some adorable sloths, monkies,& jungle cats. We were educated on the rescue & release efforts of this amazing rescue facility. Please go visit & help to further these...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Understanding there are many areas in the wild that you may see sloths in their natural habitat. However, this place is also great to visit as it provides you with excellent learnings about sloths, and gives you a close up look at these beautiful creatures....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is an option foe a boat ride through the canals to look for wild sloths. I believe that the two we saw were released from the sanctuary and just hang out. there was one on the entrance sign to the sanctuary that actually climbed...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed overnight and experienced the "insiders tour". It is 100% worth the trek to the East Coast of Costa Rica to visit the Sloths. Whilst only 150 odd miles from San Jose, the roads are pretty bad being either congested by lorries or practically...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We have visited this sloth sanctuary and it was definitely worth to see it. We have learned a lot of information about slots and their life and predators.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited the sloth sanctuary today and did the behind the scenes tour with friends. Tour was highly informative and educational. A MUST see if you’re in Costa Rica!!! The owners are passionate about sloths and are doing excellent work to protect and provide for these...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The Sloth Sanctuary insiders tour was well worth the cost and was easily the best experience we had in Costa Rica! Our tour guide, Marco, was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about sloth behavior and care. The nursery was an amazing...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2018

The "buttercup tour" visit is a combo of a vist of a sloth holding facilities for recovering animals followed by a boat trip on the small rivers surrounding the sanctuary. The tour was excellent, the guide knew how to teach about sloths (the various kinds,...More

1  Thank Canaryl367
Reviewed July 25, 2018

My family did the Insiders Tour this summer. At the outset, the tour seemed a bit expensive, but in the end, every cent was worth it. It was fantastic to learn so much and also support the work of the sanctuary. They not only help...More

1  Thank Sjp1982
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I have seen a lot of wildlife in my travels to different parts of Costa Rica, but never a sloth so I needed to be proactive while also supporting a great cause! Well...I saw the cutest cutest most adorable sloths just chilling! Mision accomplished! The...More

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Lawrence A
August 24, 2018|
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Response from LaraDavis | Reviewed this property |
i'm sure a taxi from the airport would be extremely costly - it's a several hour drive. I can't confirm, as we rented a car. there may be buses - a quick google search will assist. as for the price of the tours, there are a... More
July 4, 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
May 24, 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