Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary
Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary information
About 10km northwest of Cahuita, this wildlife sanctuary sits on an 88-hectare property bordering the Río Estrella. Here, proprietors Luis Arroyo and Judy Avery help injured and orphaned sloths – providing travelers with an opportunity to see these unique animals up close. (Irrefutable fact: there is nothing cuter than a baby sloth.) Though many of the rehabilitated sloths remain on the grounds (animals orphaned at a very young age don’t have the skills to return to the wild), Luis and Judy have been successful at releasing more than 80 of them back into area forests.
Volunteer opportunities may be available; check the website for updates.