Sloth Sanctuary and Canoe


Our transportation will pick you up at your hotel. After a quick stop at our office in Puerto Viejo we will go towards Penshurth, where the Sloth Sanctuary is located.

Here you will be introduced with your guide and the activity starts with a video of approximately 12 minutes. This video will show you the wonders of these small and enigmatic creatures. The Sanctuary is very knowledgeable and did many studies on the lazy but wonderful animals. After the video the guide will explain you the differences between the different types of sloths.

Afterwards, the guide will introduce you to some Sloths that are living in the Sanctuary. Those sloths are not able to return in to the wildlife anymore. Following we will visit the hospital, where rescued and injured sloths get help to recover. From small to big sloths, all of them can be found.

The guide will tell the histories of all those sloths. During the whole activity you get the opportunity to take the best pictures of those amazing animals.

After the hospital visit, there is a canoe trip of about 45 minutes.The canoe will take you through Rio Estrella where you can admire the tropical vegetation. The little river is rich of flora and fauna from the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.

You can expect to see wild sloths, butterflies, birds, monkeys
and other species.

The center also has a little shop where you can buy souvenirs.


Price: $59 per person. Children 5 to 11 pay 50%

Duration: 3.5 hours approximately.

Departure: 08:00 a.m. approximately.

Pick Up Place: Your hotel in Puerto Viejo.

Includes: Complete transportation, entrance fee, canoe tour in Rio Estrella, and insurance.

Level: Easy

Minimun:   2 persons