Discover the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, a premier attraction made famous on the popular series “Meet the Sloths” on Animal Planet™. Visit the marvelous world of the sloth at the Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary, located less than an hour from Puerto Limon along scenic countryside roads. Meet members of the inspiring Arroyo family: founders of the only non-profit sloth sanctuary and research center in Costa Rica.
Be introduced to the rescue center and the important research work done here, then be welcomed by the true ambassadors of the sanctuary, including orphaned baby sloth and the world-famous Buttercup; the very first of these cuddly creatures rescued. Board a canoe and be guided through the freshwater of the Estrella River, one of the largest on the Caribbean Coast, where you might have an excellent chance to see wild sloth, howler monkeys, birds and other wildlife while gliding along the bayous of the river delta. Conclude with a visit to Buttercup and the gift shop, browse for a souvenir to remind you of this very special day before returning to port.