Visit Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica

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If you are an animal lover who would love to contribute for a good cause, visit Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. With the aim to release them back into the forest, the Sloth Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates sloths. The proceeds from their tours, inn, and gift shop, are used to fund the Sanctuary’s sloth-rescue efforts.

Costa-Rica-2013-915_web-lrgHow to get there

If your international holiday package is handled by a travel agency they will do the planning for you. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the trip. From Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, the Sanctuary is a four-hour drive. From Puerto Limon you can even book a taxi for $30. You’re almost there when you see the yellow sloth-crossing sign.

Many of the sloths you will find in the sanctuary are babies that are orphaned. They are provided all the care at the hospital’s N.I.C.U. Some of the sloths that come to the Sanctuary are injured adults.

Tours available

Buttercup Tour: There are daily tours available in both English and Spanish. It will be of two-hour duration, and include a canoe trip on the river to see rainforest wildlife.

The guided tour introduces you to Costa Rican sloths –how they live, what they eat, what makes them unique, etc. To experience the sloths’ habitat the tour includes a canoe trip on the shallow river. You will have to arrive early to register. The tour starts from 8 am, and up to 20 guests will be taken on each tour. Within a gap of one hour new batches will be taken for tours. The last batch will leave at 2 pm.

Insider’s Tour: Advance booking and payment is required for this tour. It will be of 4-hour duration and not more than 6 people will be taken in one group. To learn all about rescued sloths, extended time is allotted. For the ultimate sloth fan this “behind the scenes” tour is a must. To see sloth babies in incubators visitors are taken to the NICU, which is also known as the Slothpital. Here, you can also see inured sloths who are recovering. Light meal will be provided, and to experience the sloths’ rainforest habitat a canoe trip on shallow river is also arranged.

Where to stay

Your travel agent will be able to assist you in booking your choice of accommodation. You can stay in one of the simple rooms of the Sanctuary’s Buttercup Inn, which is reasonably priced. It will be ideal for an even more immersive experience. You will be given a complimentary breakfast before you are taken for the Insider’s Tour.

A fulfilling experience

A visit to Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica, will be a fulfilling experience. You can learn all about sloths in a beautiful setting and get immense satisfaction from the fact that you helped make the world a little better for sloths.

You will find some of the best holiday packages in India to Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica. So now you know where to go for your next international trip.