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Map showing San José to the SanctuaryARRIVING BY CAR

Driving time from San José takes approximately 4 hours; with current road improvements, up to 6 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). Sloth Crossing sign at bus stop outside our gate

  • Follow green road signs to Limon.
  • Approximately 7 km past Limon, 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 see a bus stop with a yellow sloth crossing sign.
  • The Sloth Sanctuary is on the left behind a green metal gate.

SSCR-GPS-coordinates-image_030615GPS coordinates:

Latitude     9.799565  Longitude -82.915112

ARRIVING BY AIR  from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San José

If your flight arrives before noon, you should easily get to the Sloth Sanctuary before nightfall. Driving time is approximately 4 hours; with current road improvements, up to 6 hours. If your flight gets in after 12:00 noon, consider staying in San José, then departing for the Sanctuary the next morning.


Don’t want to drive? Let Cielo Azul pick you up at the airport and drive you to the Sanctuary in a comfortable van with a professional driver. $260 USD each way by advance reservation. Read more here.


> Click here for helpful tranport info.

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 Limon. 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 Limon International Airport (LIO):

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


When you are done with your tour and/or have checked out of the Inn, we can call a local cab driver on your behalf for transport to a nearby town. Fares from the Sanctuary to Limon are in the $30 USD range.

Our main phone is +506 2750 0775, however, it is better to email us unless you have an urgent matter. A reminder: the Sanctuary is closed Mondays.

Report an injured sloth that needs urgent care: +506 2750 0775

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Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica • P O Box 23-7302 • Cahuita, Costa Rica