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Sloth Abuse Sanctuary of Costa Rica

#3 of 10 things to do in Cahuita Features Animals
Rte 36, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0775
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Good place to know more about the slots

The sanctuary makes tours combining a canoe trip through the canals at the place and then a tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darl0ck
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Barcelona, Spain
Can we rate a 10?????? 100????

Loved this tour and met part of the family that started it and heard their story. Tour was so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JenCasselli
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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!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“canoe ride” (93 reviews)
“adult sloths” (50 reviews)
“baby sloths” (96 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The sanctuary makes tours combining a canoe trip through the canals at the place and then a tour showing the slots at the place a guide explaining the slots biology, and the history of the slots cared there. The guide was incredible, a great speaker.

Thank Darl0ck
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved this tour and met part of the family that started it and heard their story. Tour was so great and informative!! We loved it!! Everyone was so nice!

1  Thank JenCasselli
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this marvellous Sanctuary as part of a group of 12 persons on a special behind the scenes tour. What a wonderful day. A tour of the resident sloths that cannot be returned to the wild due to the nature of their injuries or...More

Thank Haywoodhiker
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Cocles, we chose to visit the Sloth Sanctuary. The tour began with a one hour canoe ride that should be optional as it was very hot and few animals, birds, etc. were out for viewing. The tour itself led by Marcos was very...More

1  Thank WTPNorfolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is actually a sanctuary for all animals, but everyone loves sloths! This was a highlight of my trip to Costa Rica. A really well run facility, the tour of sanctuary is really informative, fun, and rewarding. You'll see all sorts of creatures that are...More

Thank NZGirl69
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I go to sanctuaries because it's distressing to me to see animals behind bars. I don't think I am alone in that. This is why I avoid zoos, because even if they do have "natural habitats", I can't help but know that these animals are...More

6  Thank Melanie G
Perezosos, Public Relations Manager at Sloth Abuse Sanctuary of Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Melanie, we are certainly a lot more than two rooms with sloths in cages. The rescued sloths may not be here "FOREVER". Until there is a scientifically-proven protocol for releasing bottle-reared sloths, it is our belief that releasing these sloths would cause them to die...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This was one of the things we were most looking forward during our honeymoon & the reason we came down to the Caribbean coast! There's two options, either the standard tour or a behind the scenes. As it was our honeymoon we went for the...More

1  Thank edarnold2015
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Like the title says, it was a dream come true for my daughter and I. We have talked about coming here for several years and now that it finally happened.....it was absolutely worth it! We booked the Insiders Tour because we didn't want to miss...More

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Perezosos, Public Relations Manager at Sloth Abuse Sanctuary of Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

We are pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your Insider's Tour! Thank you for your support of the sloths. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Costa Rica travels.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

My daughter said it was the best day of her life! The resident sloths all have injuries preventing them from being released. The do have sloths that are being rehabilitated but they don't wNt them to socialize with humans. The tour is very informative. We...More

Thank tracyj912
Perezosos, Public Relations Manager at Sloth Abuse Sanctuary of Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

We are honored that your daughter said it was the best day of her life! Sloths are so fascinating, and we appreciate that your both came so far to visit them here. Thank you for supporting the rescued sloths, Tracy. Hope you both had a...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I realize $30 is not cheap but this sylheti is not funded by the government. They do Rehab on several sloths a year and provide great Educational Services for children. The bonus is the little boat ride. We saw howler monkeys so that was a...More

Thank LISA W
Perezosos, Public Relations Manager at Sloth Abuse Sanctuary of Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you, Lisa! Glad you enjoyed your canoe ride. Indeed, howler monkeys share the trees with the sloths and plenty of birds as well. We are fortunate to have this stretch of the Estrella River here so we can share it with guests like you....More

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Jess S
15 August 2017|
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Response from Melanie G | Reviewed this property |
PS: There are ZERO volunteers working at this place. Ask them yourself. When the news came out that they were treating the sloths the way they are, they let go of all their volunteers. Go ahead and ask them why they no... More
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Candy S
26 March 2017|
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Response from s-pestic | Reviewed this property |
We went with princess cruises and as far as I knew they always run a trip there. However it is about 1 hour away from the cruise ship so unsure how you would get there other than on a trip. Why not contact the guys at the... More
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Candy S
26 March 2017|
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Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 45 minute ride from Limon to Cahuita. We learned that hotels could arrange set rate rides to any destination, that way traffic wouldn't change your cost. Rates were quite reasonable. Your cruise ship should be... More
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