Contact us

Driving overview to the SanctuaryEmail us here!

Phone 011-506-2750-0775

The Sloth Sanctuary is closed on Mondays.

Travel to the Sanctuary by car

Sloth Crossing sign at bus stop outside our gate

Look for this sign at the bus stop outside our gate.

Driving time from San José takes approximately 4 hours. We recommend that you request GPS in your rental car. Enter destination as AVIARIOS DEL CARIBE. If GPS is unavailable, ask agent to highlight your route through San José to Highway 32 to the Caribbean (Limón). Follow green road signs to Limón. Approximately 7 km past Limón, the road forks. Turn left, then come to a one-way bridge about 150 meters later. Make a left and continue straight for about 31 km. Just before our gate you will a bus stop with a yellow and black sloth crossing sign. The Sloth Sanctuary is on the left behind a green metal gate.

By air + bus

> Flying in and out of Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San José:

If your flight arrives before noon, it is possible to get to the Sloth Sanctuary before nightfall. If the flight gets in after 12:00 noon, you’ll need to stay in San José, then get a transport in the morning. Driving time from San José is approximately 4 hours.

Here is some information that should help you make a decision:

Transfer bus companies Interbus and Easy Ride list hotels from which they pick up for your transfer to the Sanctuary and for your return to your hotel in San José. Tell them that you are traveling to Aviarios del Caribe/Sloth Sanctuary, 30 km south of Limón. If you are staying at a San José hotel that Interbus does not service, ask for the closest place to your hotel they will pick up from, then take a short taxi ride there.

> Flying in and out of Limón International Airport (LIO):

Nature Air has introduced daily nonstop flights from San José into Limón. Please visit for details.