Baby Choloepus We rescue, rehabilitate and research sloths with the goal of releasing them to their natural habitat. Those that cannot be released (disability or lack of essential survival skills) are provided with balanced nutrition, veterinary care, exercise, socialization with other sloths. We are 100% funded by proceeds from our tours, gift shop, Inn and generous donors from around the world.

SLOTH TOURS
A tour is required to visit the Sanctuary; no general admission. All major credit cards accepted.
Insider’s Breakfast or Lunch Tour:
$150 USD per person. Duration: 4 hours. Limited to 6 participants. Advance payment by PayPal required. Bookings accepted up to one year in advance. Two tours per day, arrive at either 7:45AM or 10:45AM; a light meal is included. Staying at our Buttercup Inn is a comfortable option for Insider’s Tour guests.
Buttercup Tour:
$30 USD per person. Duration: 2 hours. Arrive 15 minutes before beginning of each tour at the top of the hour, 8AM to 2PM. No advance booking. Up to 20 participants per hourly tour.

HOURS
Tours: 8AM–2PM, Tuesday–Sunday; closed Mondays.
Buttercup Inn: Check-in 2PM/Check-out 12PM, Tuesday–Saturday. For at least one member of your party, taking the Insider’s Tour is a requirement to stay at the Inn. Book up to one year in advance.
HOLIDAY CLOSURES 2015: 26 Nov | 24 & 25 Dec

LOCATION
GPS Latitude 9.799565 Longitude -82.915112 • Route 36, about 30 minutes south of Limon • Maps & details here.

If your flight 29.9km south of Limonarrives in San José before noon, the 4-hour drive should get you here before dark. If your flight gets in after 12:00 noon, for your safety on the road, we suggest staying in San José, then driving here the next day. From San José, the drive is approximately 4 hours.

Bus from Limon: Take the Limon-Cahuita-Hone Creek-Puerto Viejo bus. Ask the driver to stop at Aviarios del Caribe/Sloth Sanctuary. Look for a yellow sloth crossing sign at the bus stop near the Sanctuary gate.

Approaching from the south, we are about 30 minutes north of Puerto Viejo; about 15 minutes north of Cahuita.

FAQ in brief | full FAQ here
Can I hold/hug/touch a sloth?
Can I volunteer or intern at the Sanctuary?
Do you need veterinary help?
What should I wear?
How can I learn more about sloths?
What can I bring to donate?
Media inquiries

Can I hold/hug/touch a sloth?
No. A sloth’s heart rate rapidly increases (tachycardia) from stress if held by strangers. They are also exposed to foreign microbes and allergens, which can compromise their immunity. For their well-being and yours, do not touch Sanctuary sloths or sloths being exploited for photos along the road as you travel in Costa Rica. See why here.
Can I volunteer or intern at the Sanctuary?
No. While we appreciate your interest, we cannot have volunteers at the Sanctuary. In the past we had a program but terminated it for several reasons—sloth health being the main concern. Details here. For other wildlife volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica, search for the most current offerings here.
Do you need veterinary help?
No. We have veterinarians on staff and do not expect any openings in the future.
What should I wear?
Rain gear, sun protection, a hat, closed-toe shoes. Apply insect repellent and sunscreen/SPF before the canoe ride of your tour. Weather details here.
How can I learn more about sloths?
Over the past five years, UK researcher Becky Cliffe has been studying sloths at the Sanctuary. To learn about sloths from a scientific perspective, see her site and read our research blog posts here.
What can I bring to donate?
Meyenberg® Whole Powdered Goat Milk & Bene-Bac® Plus Pet Gel in 15gm syringes are perpetually at the top of our wish list. Antibiotics that are necessary to fight infections also deplete beneficial bacteria that is vital for a healthy digestive system. We supplement antibiotic treatment with Bene-Bac® to optimize all medical procedures. Bene-Bac® is also given to all newly arrived injured or orphaned sloths to offset stress.
Media inquiries
We request 60 days’ advance notice to film at the Sanctuary and/or interview founder Judy Avey-Arroyo or other Sanctuary staff. Please send details of the project and requested date(s) to Media@SlothSanctuary.com


Phone +506 2750 0775ContactUs@SlothSanctuary.com