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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Full-Day Tour to Cahuita National Park from Puerto Limon
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Full-Day Tour to Cahuita National Park from Puerto Limon

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Though its Caribbean coastline is undoubtedly beautiful, a Puerto Limon shore excursion offers cruisers a taste of Costa Rica’s famously biodiverse inland area. Cruise through the Tortuguero Canals, hike in Cahuita National Park, and visit a banana plantation on this guided tour, which helps you discover the region’s attractions on a limited time budget. This tour includes a private guide and all transportation.
US$95.00 per adult
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lolhark wrote a review 4 Jan
Bucharest, Romania12 contributions1 helpful vote
We all loved this tour. There are two areas that we visited to see sloths up close. Jeff was very knowledgable and his grandparents are the founders of the sanctuary. We loved hearing how his grandmother devleoped the sanctuary and contributes to sloth research. There are some negative reviews and opinions that we encountered suggesting that this place is more of a zoo than a sanctuary. However, after doing my own research, I believe that they have the animals best interests at heart here and although they may release a smaller number of sloths into the wild than other sanctuaries, it is because they want to ensure the highest chance of survival. As a bonus, we also seen a group of howler monkeys passing through the trees at the sanctuary. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Moritz F wrote a review Dec 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark66 contributions15 helpful votes
Go there to see the cutest creatures in the world! It’s not too expensive and the guide Jeff is very good.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Elmomma wrote a review Dec 2020
Fort Lee, New Jersey44 contributions10 helpful votes
Highlight of our visit to Costa Rica!! Incredible people, place and of course sloths! Owned by the most amazing and beautiful family. They put all their heart and soul into their place and their care for the sloths. We learned so much about sloths and now we want to learn more. We left with a warm heart, gratitude and complete appreciation for sloths . We will return for more.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Susan B wrote a review Dec 2020
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Do not visit or support this place, ignore all the reviews which say they are doing good work - they are not. The visitor experience takes you into two areas where sloths are crammed into large cages with a few wooden branches to climb about on so tourists can enjoy getting close to and taking lots of selfies - nothing at all to do with the welfare of the animals. The floor is tiled for easy mopping and everything is sparkly clean, not at all an enriched experience for these poor creatures, it is all just for tourists. Please think about the welfare of animals and not about your selfish wish to get up close to these fantastic animals - we all should be practicing responsible tourism. Look into their claims regarding releasing the sloths, they do not hold substance. Away from the tourist building you can just about see some of the small wire cages where most of these creatures are destined to spend their lives.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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abqhiker321 wrote a review Dec 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico12 contributions
They are doing great work here. They care for sick, injured, and abandoned sloths and work hard to help them return to the wild. And they provide excellent care for those unable to be released. We stayed at they Bed and Breakfast for 2 nights and did the insiders tour. I highly recommend both.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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