Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, Cahuita

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At Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, learn about sloths and take a guided canoe ride of their rainforest habitat. Tours are well-suited to families and the general maximum group size of 20 ensures a more personal experience. If you do have a group larger than this, reserve in advance; otherwise, there an advanced booking is not necessary. Just arrive at least 15 minutes before the top of the hour to register. Our Cahuita trip itinerary maker website makes visiting Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica and other Cahuita attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This was very educational about sloths: different types and their characteristics and habitats. The canoe ride was fun as we saw a sloth in the wild, as opposed to rescued ones. These people take cari...  more »
  • After this very interesting guided tour through the sanctuary you know everything about sloths and you will afterward love these animals. I recommend strongly visiting this place.  more »
  • We live in Costa Rica, this Center had been deprecated, we wanted to see for ourselves even. It's horrible: the animals are caged, without comfort and amorphous. We doubt many of the "stories" relating to each lazy "welcomed" in the Center. This isn't hospitality but exploitation. As for the boat ride, she has no interest. Way too expensive for what it is. Other centres in Codta Rica actually welcome animals wounded, but not this one. One piece of advice: don't go there
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  • This is a place where sloths are abused and neglected. It is a business trying to make money off of innocent animals. Please support these creatures as wild animals and not as entertainment. These sloths are not well cared for and no one should give them money. These sloths will never be released back in to the wild. It is all a scheme. Please do research before going!
  • This place practically kills these innocent amazing creatures. Some sloths inflict self harm because of how they are treated. They are thrown in wire cages after they were taken off the street with no injury whatsoever. Don’t give them your money. It’s too sad to see.
  • This place was a dream to visit and was in fact my only reason to go to Costa Rica. The insider tour will set you back quite a bit and it's the only reason it's 4/5 stars. Like others said, it's sad to see them in cages, but it's necessary for rehabilitation. Honestly they all looked happy. I wasas lucky enough to see one on the canoe ride too. A must stop if you are in Costa Rica. Lastly, you might as well go all out with the insider tour of you are going!
  • What a great place. Well priced out and our guide Marco was amazing. You cannot pet the sloths due to costs rica law but it’s very educational. You also get to take a 45 min boat tour where we saw a sloth in the tree, monkeys, a baby croc. Bring some bug spray for the boat trip. Very educational!
  • Wonderful place to visit. We took the insider's tour and it was amazing. Don't miss this.
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