Buttercup Tour

$30   Adult/Teen  •  age 13 and +
$15    Child  •  age 5–12
n/c     Young child  •  age 4 and –
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pricing shown in US$.


  • Your Buttercup Tour begins promptly at the top of the hour. Please arrive at the Sloth Sanctuary 20 minutes before the top of the hour to register, pay and join your tour.
  • Buttercup Tour start times: 8:00AM/9:00AM/10:00AM/11:00AM/12:00PM/1:00PM/2:00PM.
  • Credit card or cash (US$ or CR colones) accepted at registration.
  • Advance booking is required only for groups of 20 or more people.

GROUPS (20 or more people together):
Groups of 20 or more people together require advance booking and payment. Please email us your group’s desired tour date and details to Tours@SlothSanctuary.com. We will check availability and invoice you via PayPal. For your group of 20 or more with advance booking, admission/donation is:

$25 for each adult in your group
  • $22 for each student with school or university ID in your group

Your Buttercup Tour offers a fun, interactive and informative introduction to sloths and their unique physiology, biology and behavior. The tour includes a placid canoe trip to experience the sloths’ rainforest habitat from a river perspective. Especially enchanting if you enjoy colorful birds and lush tropical foliage. Occasionally if the river’s level is too low or current too swift, we may need to cancel this segment for your comfort and safety.

We take pride in hiring local Costa Rican staff. The tour guides are bilingual in English & Spanish, but some of the boatmen are not fully bilingual. If your boatman can’t answer the questions you might have, please feel free to ask us when you return to the dock!

Though you will see sloths close up, only Sanctuary staff can touch or hold sloths. We understand that many sloth lovers dream of holding a sloth, but it is stressful and potentially harmful for a sloth to be held by a stranger. Thank you for understanding.

NO PETS! NO MASCOTAS! Please do not bring your dog. Do not leave pets in car or tie up outside.
Service animals welcome, kindly contact us in advance so we can explain regulations.

Questions? ContactUs@SlothSanctuary.com

Your admission/donation provides care for rescued sloths. Thank you for your support.