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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Open today: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Nice sloth sanctuary

We have visited this sloth sanctuary and it was definitely worth to see it. We have learned a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prague, Czech Republic
Heart Warming

Visited the sloth sanctuary today and did the behind the scenes tour with friends. Tour was highly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank 805worldtraveler2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank MJGBuffalo
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The sloth sanctuary is a great place where they do a lot of good work. The tourguide knew very much abouth sloths and gave us a lot of information about them. There is also a boatride included during which we saw wild monkeys, a caiman...More

Thank BertolliP
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The sloth sanctuary was the "centrepiece" of my visit to Costa Rica and everything else was planned around it. It did not disappoint. I participated in the basic Buttercup tour and the Behind the Scenes tour. There are no words for the cuteness of the...More

1  Thank rticboy1
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This is a money making zoo and should be named such. I feel dirty giving this place my money 😞 my five year old mentioned how small the cages are for these poor animals. I STRONGLY encourage you to read the reviews of this place...More

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Perezosos, Public Relations Manager at Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. Our first responsibility is to the rescued sloths in our care, and the enclosures keep the animals from fighting or mating. Running a facility costs money, and we rely on the donation/admissions from tours and kind-hearted...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. The 2 hour tour is divide between a one hour canoe tour and one hour of educations on the two types of sloths at the sanctuary. The canoe tour was great. We saw several monkeys and a toucan. The sloth tour...More

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5 July 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
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25 May 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
29 March 2018|
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Response from Renee R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We hired a car for our trip which was 6 weeks in total. I suggest Budget in San Jose, but don’t get it at the airport as they charge ‘airport tax’- a weird made up thing. It saved us $50-$60 to hire in the centre of the... More