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Sloth Sanctuary and Caribbean Vacation

Puerto Viejo - Tortuguero
Starting at
$899
Cost per person (LOW SEASON)

Departure place

San Jose International Airport

Departure time

Any day of the year!

Trip Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Private services

3

Highlights

  • Experience the amazing Sloth Sanctuary featured on Animal Planet!
  • Wild Tortuguero, best place in Costa Rica to observe wildlife!
  • Cahuita National Park, a mix of nature & gorgeous beaches!
  • Lodging in the Puerto Viejo area, the most famous beaches on the Caribbean!
  • Tour the Tortuguero Canals & feel in REAL contact with nature!
  • Great views of pristine jungles, lots of wild animals & beautiful beaches!
  • Package includes all accommodations, transportation, activities, breakfasts & all meals in Tortuguero
  • Sloth Sanctuary and Caribbean Vacation in 2 natural areas of Costa Rica!

DAY 1: Arrival to San Jose Intl Airport and private transfer to hotel

Welcome to Costa Rica! On the first day of your Sloth Sanctuary and Caribbean Vacation, one of our reps will meet you & greet you at the gate of the airport to take you to Don Carlos Hotel (other hotels are available upon request). Your accommodation would be in a standard room with breakfast included; cable TV, telephone, private bathroom with hot water, safe deposit box, hair dryer & Wi-Fi. The hotel also features an onsite restaurant, gift shop & beautiful art works at its gallery-like corridors.

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DAY 2: Sloth Sanctuary Experience & Caribbean Beaches tour

On this day we will take you to experience the famous Sloth Sanctuary, where you will learn everything about the fabulous sloths, what they eat, how they live & all that makes them so unique! Afterwards we’ll take you to have a typical Caribbean style lunch; & then we’ll take you for a walk at Cahuita Natl. Park, where we normally observe a good amount of wildlife. At the end of the walk, we’ll give you time to rest at the beach or go for a swim. Your lodging would be at Cariblue Hotel (other hotels available upon request), in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades available); A/C, safety box, phone, Wi-Fi, hair dryer & private bathroom. The Resort features a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant & beautiful gardens.

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DAY 3: Free day to relax at the beach

The 3rd day of your Sloth Sanctuary & Caribbean Vacation is free for you to relax on the beautiful Caribbean Beaches, the hotel’s pool or to do some additional activities. Some ideas for things to do are: tour to a wildlife rescue center, kayaking, snorkeling, visit to indigenous tribe, horseback riding, or Bocas Del Toro tour in Panama. Please let us know if you would like to add any of these activities and we’ll be happy to coordinate them for you, the idea is for you to relax and enjoy of your vacation, we would be happy to take care of all the logistics. 

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DAY 4: Transfer from Puerto Viejo to the Tortuguero Rainforest area

On the 4th day of this natural adventure we’ll take you to the Tortuguero National Park Region, the absolutely best place in all Costa Rica to observe our wildlife. Its beautiful canals immersed in the lush rainforests jungles are known as “The Amazon of Costa Rica”, where you will feel in real contact with nature. Your lodging would be at Mawamba Lodge (other hotels available), in a standard room with all meals included; ceiling fan, safe box & private bathroom. Also, the lodge features pool, beautiful gardens, bar, cafeteria, entertainment areas (foosball, pool table, beach volleyball court); complimentary access to Mawamba Park with butterfly-frog-iguana gardens & great location, close to the beach & Tortuguero town.

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DAY 5: Tortuguero Canals Tour & transfer to San Jose

Today you will take one of the most naturally-intense tours available in all Costa Rica at the Tortuguero Natl. Park, truly a highlight for nature lovers. Your naturalist guide will take you on a boat ride to admire the rainforest jungles, a place where is very common to see lots of wildlife, such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, caimans, exotic birds & many others. At the end of this tour you would be transported to San Jose. Your accommodation would be at the Country Inn & Suites Hotel (other hotels available upon request) in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades are available upon request). This hotel features an on-site restaurant, swimming pool, sauna & gym; conveniently located close to the airport & shops.

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DAY 6: Good bye Costa Rica

It’s time to go back home. Your own private transportation will take you to San Jose International Airport for your returning flight.

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Inclusions

  • Private transfer from San Jose Intl Airport to Don Carlos Hotel in San Jose.
  • 1 night lodging at Don Carlos Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Sloth Sanctuary Experience & Caribbean Beaches tour: including transportation, bilingual guide, breakfast, lunch, entrance fee to the Sloth Sanctuary, entrance fee to Cahuita National Park & swimming time at Cahuita Beach.
  • 2 nights lodging at Cariblue Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Private transfer from Puerto Viejo to the town of Guapiles; then, bus & boat transportation to Tortuguero.
  • Tour to Tortuguero town; including transportation & bilingual guide.
  • 1 night lodging at Mawamba Lodge in a standard rustic room, with all meals included.
  • Tour to the Tortuguero Canals; including transportation and bilingual guide.
  • Transportation from Tortuguero to San Jose
  • 1 night lodging at Country Inn and Suites Hotel in a standard deluxe room with breakfast included.
  • Private transfer to San Jose International Airport.  

Special Notes

  • *The rate shown for our Sloth Sanctuary and Caribbean Vacation package is based on 2 people traveling together and sharing hotel rooms.
  • Please note that the Sloth Sanctuary is closed on Mondays, so if you arrive to Costa Rica on a Sunday we would have to adjust the itinerary accordingly (we can also add an extra day in San Jose at the begginning of your vacation).
  • *Rates are subject to change without notice, based on any new tax regulations by the government.

Additional Information

This Nature Vacation in Costa Rica is ideal for those people who want to experience a close encounter with sloths at the Sloth Sanctuary, and to learn everything about these amazing animals; how they live, what they eat, their threats, their cute habits and everything that makes them so unique! This vacation itinerary also focuses into experiencing intense nature, in terms of admiring dense jungles and observing lots of the incredible Wildlife of the Rainforest, as well as enjoying of the beautiful Caribbean Beaches of Costa Rica.

Your vacation starts in the Capital City of San Jose, where we have chosen the “Don Carlos” Hotel for your first night-stay because of its great location, set in a historic neighborhood close to all of the Main Landmarks of the City (if you would prefer to stay in a different San Jose Hotel, we would be happy to arrange it for you).

On the second day of your vacation we take you to the famous Sloth Sanctuary, featured on the Animal Planet’s TV show “Meet the Sloths”. The drive to get there is very scenic, crossing the impressive “Braulio Carrillo National Park” right after you leave San Jose; the views of jungles and volcanoes from the road (weather permitting) are breathtaking… The drive continues on the Caribbean Plains towards the Port of Limon, the busiest port-city in our country, and then to the South Caribbean Region of Costa Rica where the Sloth Sanctuary is located. Once you arrive to the Sanctuary we take you to do their tour, which includes a full introduction to these wonderful animals, as well as a little canoe ride in which you could see some sloths in the wild and maybe some other animal species.

After your experience with the sloths, your day continues with an authentic Caribbean style lunch, quite unique and different from other dishes served in the rest of Costa Rica. Following we take you to explore Cahuita National Park, one of the gems of our Caribbean Coast. Cahuita is a great mix of the intense nature of our Rainforest and a gorgeous white sand beach; the views of the forest-greenery next to this beach create a very beautiful contrast. Here at Cahuita National Park we do a walk on the main trail and also give you some time for swimming before taking you to your Hotel in the “Puerto Viejo de Limon” area. Over there we have chosen the “Cariblue Resort” mainly because of its great location just steps away from “Cocles Beach”. It is important to understand that even though there are other hotels in this area with better ratings, Cariblue Resort is located right in front the most beautiful beach of the Puerto Viejo Region. The other good hotels are located in beach areas that are nice, but not the best; and could also be located at long walking distances to the beach, making it not too convenient. Other reasons we like Cariblue Resort is because of its grounds, the whole property is like a giant garden, with lots of tall beautiful Rainforest Trees where is common to see wild animals, and thousands of colorful rainforest plants all over the hotel. The swimming pool is nicer than most of the other hotels around; and the rooms are very nice too, not luxurious, but comfortable to enjoy of your Caribbean Vacation.

The following destination of your vacation is Tortuguero, the Most Natural Rainforest Attraction of Costa Rica, which is very unique too, because the only way to get there is by boat through its water canals! Due to this characteristic Tortuguero is known as the “Amazon Jungle of Costa Rica”.  We have chosen this destination for this itinerary because the Tortuguero National Park is truly a Paradise for Nature Lovers; we actually consider it as the absolutely Best Place for the Observation of Wildlife in Costa Rica.

On the 4th day of your vacation you travel on a private transport from the Puerto Viejo area to the town of Guapiles, where you would have breakfast and then join the transport provided by “Mawamba Lodge”. We have chosen Mawamba because of its great location, at walking distance to the beach and to the Town of Tortuguero, since most of the hotels in this area are located on the other side of the main canal, which would require boat transportation every time you wish to go to the beach or the town. Once you arrive to Mawamba Lodge you would do the check-in, have lunch and then do a tour at the Town of Tortuguero, where you will learn about the history of this remote area of the country.

On the following day of your vacation you do the Best Tour in Tortuguero, which is a boat excursion on the Canals of the National Park, an incredible place to Observe Wild Animals of Costa Rica. These canals are the best representation of the Rainforests of our country, the most dense jungles that you will find here, definitely a place to visit if you like nature stuff. During this tour is very common to see different species of monkeys, like howler, spider and white faced capuchin monkeys. Other animals that are normally seen are sloths, green macaws, iguanas, crocodiles, parrots, parakeets, agoutis, coatimundis and lots of exotic tropical birds. Sometimes if you are lucky enough, other rare animals are seen, such as jaguars, tapirs, ant eaters, etc.

After your amazing Rainforest Tour on the Tortuguero Canals you would go back to the hotel, do the check-out and proceed to go to your San Jose Hotel, where you spend the night before your departing flight on the following day.

As additional information, we have created this itinerary with a time frame of 6 days / 5 nights because not everybody has a long vacation period, but if you would like to spend more days at these destinations or add other destinations to this itinerary, just contact us and we’ll be happy to customized your trip accordingly. 

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