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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Hayley wrote a review Jul 2020
Winchester, Canada53 contributions3 helpful votes
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Would definitely recommend for anyone interested in seeing and learning lots about these amazing animals! Our guide, Marcos, was very knowledgeable and engaging as he showed us the sloths who would not be able to re-enter the wild and shared their stories. Highly recommend the canoe ride, as it gives you the opportunity to see those that have been released and other animals.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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EnglishChinaDoll wrote a review Apr 2020
Boston, Massachusetts28 contributions4 helpful votes
Came here on a cruise shore excursion. What a treat! I have never seen sloths in person so I really enjoyed seeing them! We learned so much about their habits and life. Great experience!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Venusalberta33 wrote a review Mar 2020
Alberta, Canada1,072 contributions90 helpful votes
We only did the inside part of the Buttercup tour. We were hesitant about the boat ride in the sun as we had suffered from sun exhaustion. The tour guide was so engaging explaining the difference between the 2 toed and 3 toed sloth, why they move so slowly and why sloths have difficulty in the wild . The sanctuary nurses and releases some sloths back in the wild but the ones we see are permanent residents. Educational and enjoyable too! The reception was so friendly and accommodating. I would say this is a great find, not to miss.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SAMAHAS wrote a review Mar 2020
Kamloops, Canada71 contributions17 helpful votes
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A Must see. Don’t listen to the terrible comments. They obviously didn’t not listen to the tour or understand what a sanctuary is. They do great work here. Sloths already have a bad rap in the wild. And after they are injured or abandoned babies it’s even worse for them. We visited with two children and stayed the night. You must understand the life of a sloth to understand to understand this Sanctuary. In some ways I compare a sloth to a child. If it’s abandoned as a baby you cannot feed it for a few months and drop them off down town. It doesn’t work that way. Walk listen and learn .
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Patrick K wrote a review Mar 2020
Coppell, Texas15 contributions
This is the place! On the way from our Princess Cruise ship to the sloth sanctuary our drive stopped by the side of the road. We were puzzled until he pointed out people rescuing a sloth hanging from a power line! At the sanctuary we saw a presentation which included sloths in their enclosures. We took a small boat tour through nearby jungle and actually saw lots of cool critters, including a sloth high in a tree in the wild. Weather was a bit wet but well worth the visit imho.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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