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The Sloth Sanctuary


In close collaboration with the Caribbean Sloth Sanctuary, Selvatura Park showcases the sloth, one of Costa Rica´s most iconic animals in a carefully designed exhibit that replicates their natural habitat and that is home to 20 sleepy, slow-moving, tree-dwelling individuals.   This is the sanctuary where time takes on a new meaning and invites quiet contemplation of these extraordinary mammals.

Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibit to learn about this emblematic species, its habits, and why it doesn´t go anywhere very quickly.  Observe these sloths from a stressless distance as they roam among the trees and foliage of the exhibition with freedom and in safety.  Not only will you fall in love with our sloths, but the sanctuary is also a way that Selvatura Park supports education and promotes environmental conservation.

These beautiful mammals arrived at our sanctuary having been rescued from the effects of poaching, habitat destruction, illness, and accidents among other reasons that now prevent them from being reintroduced to their natural habitat.  For this reason, the Selvatura Sloth Sanctuary is very dear to our hearts and part of our ongoing mission to protect and preserve this recently-named national symbol.

Tour Schedule

Daily 365 days of the year, 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm.


This tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.


  • Adults: $35.00
  • Students under 18: $30.00
  • Children (4-12): $25.00
  • Locals(all ages): $25.00
  • Reservation charges may apply*

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothes.
  • This is a high humidity warm environment so it is recommended to bring a cleaning cloth for lenses or glasses.
  • Rain gear (if weather requires).
  • Binoculars and cameras.


  • Cancellations must be made in writing by sending them to our mailing [email protected] reservations.
  • Cancellations made at least two days before the completion of the tour will be refunded 100%.
  • Cancellations made the same day and no-shows are non-refundable.
  • Children can participate in all tours.
  • Infants under 4 are free (but can not do the canopy tour).
  • Children are defined as from 4 to 12 years old.