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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Rte 36, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0775
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Incredible Sloth Experience!

Amazing work done at the Sloth Sanctuary rescuing and releasing Sloths. Staff is so friendly and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Merrie W
Lagrangeville, New York, United States

This place and the folks who run it are amazing. They are doing wonderful things here. I salute... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise L
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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!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“adult sloths” (49 reviews)
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Rte 36, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0775
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing work done at the Sloth Sanctuary rescuing and releasing Sloths. Staff is so friendly and informative! Highly recommend the Insider's Tour! Get the behind the scenes look at the adorable tiny baby sloths in their care...we also go to see the Slothpital where the...More

Thank Merrie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place and the folks who run it are amazing. They are doing wonderful things here. I salute them. Everyone who has a chance to go, should. I thought the highlight of my 10 day Panama Canal Cruise was supposed to be the canal itself....More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour there learning so much about these sweet animals ending with a canoe tour on the properties river

Thank kai08082018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned our trip to Costa Rica a year ago- our second visit and Sloth Sanctuary was a MUST as we didn’t venture to the Caribbean side last time. The tour was fantastic. We paid for the Insiders Tour knowing that some of the funds...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This family has devoted its life to study, protect and save Sloths. Their work is remarkable and they receive not state funds but live just out of donations and tours. The tours is a concentrate of tenderness and beauty. You’ll be able to see saved...More

Thank volpaia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Sloth Sanctuary and had a great time! Canoe ride in the rainforest and educational tour of the facility. The sloths are well taken care of and will stay in the sanctuary for life. They were injured or orphaned so they...More

Thank mollycanadian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really wanted to see sloths up close while we were in Costa Rica as I had been to Belize and Guatemala and not seen one. We were staying at the nearby Hotel La Diosa and were lucky enough to see a Sloth with her...More

1  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This sloth sanctuary is set up to save injured and orphaned sloths, release those healthy enough to be released, and educate people about the animals. They are very responsible and informative.

Thank jcdcllc
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Wow! We scheduled The Insiders Tour. This is an amazing sanctuary/rescue center for both two and three fingered sloths. They rehabilitate those that can be released and provide a home for those that can’t be released (disabilities). We saw adults, juveniles, and infants (our most...More

Thank RuthAnn W
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The tour was educational, low key and well paced. It was nice to learn interesting facts about sloths, the tour guide did an excellent job in many languages, the boat ride was peaceful. Would recommend the tour for sure.

1  Thank Jennifer W
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3 January 2018|
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Response from mousegram56 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what is available in ali on, but you could go from the sanctuary into Cahuita and through their national park. The town itself was not much. The beach was OK if you just wanted to hang out. Depending on time... More
3 January 2018|
Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
You are looking at a 7-8 hour drive to go from coast to coast - and that's if you don't get stuck behind a line of trucks on the way through the interior on some of the winding mountain roads that are all one lane each... More
Hayley R
20 November 2017|
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Response from Melanie G | Reviewed this property |
So glad you will not be giving your money to the Sloth “Sanctuary”. The guide there was lovely, until I questioned him about the cages. His response was, “they are sloths and they are injured, what would they do in the... More