Sloths Lovers Tour. Puerto Limon Shore Excursion

Limon, Costa Rica

From USD 105.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Increase your odds of seeing sloths in the wild with this sloth-spotting tour from Puerto Limon. Head to two natural environments known for their large sloth populations: Cahuita National park and the Tortuguero Canals. Traveling with a guide also provides the benefit of commentary so you can learn about local wildlife as you go.
  • Puerto Limon shore excursion to Cahuita National Park and Tortuguero Canals
  • Good chances of seeing sloths in two natural habitats
  • Guide provides commentary throughout the trip
  • All transportation with port pickup and drop-off included for easy logistics

What's Included

  • Cahuita National Park entrance fee
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Nature Walk in Cahuita Park with our tour guide
  • Tortuguero Canal boat tour with naturalist guide
  • Visit banana & chocolate plantations
  • Visit local souvenir stores

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Puerto Limon cruise port
      XXRF+4X7, Limón Province, Limon, Costa Rica

      Puerto Limon: Main entrance of the pier (main street). It is about one block from your ship and 5 minutes’ walk. There you will see our staff holding a sign with your name on it. For assistance you can call us at Office: (506)2297-0889 or Whatsapp: +(506) 85302973

    Pickup point

    • Puerto Limon Cruise Terminal

    Start time

    08:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour. Tour operate only when we have cruise ships in port. Pick up is at the main gate entrance of the pier. It is a very short walking distance from the cruise ship. Once at the entrance of the pier, you will see a Greenway Tours Guide holding a sign with your name. SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PICKUP TIME All our pickup times are set to 8:00 AM by default. HOWEVER: If your ship arrives after 8:00 AM, the Pickup will be 9:00 AM or 30 minutes after ship arrival. You can book your tour and we will adjust the time accordingly with your ship arrival. If you ship is late, our staff will wait for you till the ship dock and allow you disembark. We operate all our tours accordingly with the ship´s arrival.

    What To Expect

    Cahuita National Park

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Tortuguero Canal

    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This tour is exclusive for cruise ship passengers. If you are not arriving by cruise ship please do not book this tour
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
    Operated by Greenway Nature Day Tours

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    A bit of a mix up at start but they fixed everything rather quickly the Nature park and boat ride were well worth it.
    30 reviews
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    Slothe Lovers excursion
    Susan_L, Mar 2023
    We had a great day. Alberto was wonderful. It was such an enjoyable tour. We saw lots of wildlife including slothes, monkeys, iguanas, boa constrictor and much more. Our driver was very helpful and a good driver. It was great having an air conditioned bus. We also stopped for lunch and got a taste of local food which was very good. I would recommend this trip. Alberto gets a big thumbs up as a tour guide. He could really spot the wildlife and head lots of interesting facts. Thank you!
    Great tour but not a “sloth lovers” tour
    kkurtz09, Mar 2023
    Don’t get me wrong, it was a great nature tour. However it was in no way a “sloth lovers tour.” I don’t think we learned anything about sloths. We did see 2x in the park but they were extremely high and you could barely make out their fur even with binos. I had friends that walked around Costa Rica and saw more sloths than us. However, if it wasn’t a “sloth lovers tour” I would have rated it higher. It was a nice nature tour. Just don’t expect to see or learn about sloths as you may think you will.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you for your review. Unfortunately we search for sloths in their natural habitat. Some times we are able to find many and very close. Sometimes they are away and not easy to see. This is nature. Sorry this time was that day with few sloths to see
    Minimal leadership and lost man
    maranderm, Feb 2023
    The “Guide” charged up ahead without gathering the whole group first. One elderly man got lost. It took 2+ hours of waiting before they used the nearby vehicles to rescue him. We were only able to go on the first 1 hr trail of the 4+hour tour. I am requesting a refund of this poorly run excursion that was not completed.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Your review is kind of rude and not include the real reason why this gentleman got lost. It was not because our guide Carlos was lacking of leadership. It was because a very isolate and 1 in a million situation. It was not the fault of Carlos but due an older gentleman with dementia wandering off from his very irresponsible and inattentive daughter. Our company and guide never were advised about this medical condition of the passenger and he start walking without control. You were aware about this situation and it is not fair that you come here and post a review without all the real information. Hopefully you or any of your relatives get a medical condiction as this one.
    Beautiful Costa Rica
    Susan_C, Feb 2023
    This was such a good trip. Our guide and driver stopped on route to view sloths and monkeys along the roadside. We even saw a sloth walking on the ground, apparently only once a week they come down from the trees to go to the bathroom and saw him. The banana plantation was so interesting. We saw bananas, cocoa, coffee, star fruits and pineapples!! Also saw leaf cutter ants and a golden viper. The boat trip was potentially great, but sitting at the back in a crowded boat, near the motor in the heat, with another groups unclear guide narrating, it was the weakest part of the trip. Seeing a baby sloth tho was a highlight. We got to stroke it and hear its little 'voice'. Our guide very knowledgeable and organised from pick up to drop off. Lovely place.. Will visit again...
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Very nice review. Thank you
    A Nature Lover's Dream
    Tracy_H, Nov 2022
    Starting our tour was a little slow as there was some confusion. The name of the tour was not the same for everyone, so we were not sure if we were in the right area or van. Also, if you are visiting Limon on a cruise ship, be sure to confirm your tour start time. Ship time and local time may be different, which it was for us, resulting in some people showing up early and others late. Nonetheless, we had a wonderful time on this excursion. At our first stop on this small group eco-tour, we boarded a river boat to explore the banks of the Tortuguero Canal. The hour-long cruise was filled with vibrant birds, sleepy sloths, vocal howler monkeys and other rain forest inhabitants visible from inside our boat. When it was difficult to locate some of the animals, our tour guide, Alberto, was excellent at spotting the wildlife and guiding our untrained eyes to their tree top perches. After debarking from the river boat, we headed to a local banana plantation where we enjoyed a brief lesson, about 30 minutes, in the cultivation of bananas, cacao and coffee. Again, Alberto, did a fabulous job, explaining the farm's organic practices and processing steps. We even got to taste the fruits picked fresh from the plants. Our last stop was Cahuita National Park, a small (by American standards), but incredibly beautiful nature reserve that did not disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed our 45-minute walk through the park taking in all the amazing views and learning more about the local flora and fauna. This tour was everything we hoped it would be.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you for your positive review about our tour and tour guide. Sorry for the inconvenience regarding the departure time. We operate all our tours Local Port time, but unfortunately many people do not ready this instruction and cause delays in our operations. We are glad you learn many things about Puerto Limon and Costa Rica in general. Hope to serve you again in the near future.
    Sloths and more
    Earl_M, Nov 2022
    We hoped to se a sloth but actually saw about 12 in nature living wild. Also monkeys and a couple of small bats. Informative and a great experience
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Hello Earl Thank you very much for your review. We love it. We are very happy to read that you sow lots of sloths and in their natural habitat. This is the purpose of this tour, enjoy wildlife and in their natural conditions and not in captivity or rehab centers.
    We had a wonderful time...
    Jose_E, Nov 2022
    We had a wonderful time on this excursion the guide was awesome told us so much about the country we were unaware of we were able to see sloths in their natural habitat we were able to see monkeys and numerous birds I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Hello Jose We really appreciate your great review about our tour. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy our rainforest experiences.
    Great Excursion!
    Jennifer_M, May 2022
    Luis and Jordy were experts at finding wildlife and bringing our boat around so we could all see the critters and get photos - even in the pouring rain. It was an excellent, memorable day and I highly recommend this trip.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you very much for your positive review. We really appreciate it.
    Sloths are super cute!
    Michele S, Dec 2019
    We had an amazing guide who grew up in Limon and also spoke English flawlessly. He knew the answers to all the questions. Most importantly, when the weather was bad and we were unable to hike into the rainforest he was able to pivot and take us to a private property to make sure we saw a sloth. On our river cruise portion we saw so much wildlike. It was truly amazing. Our guide is also a fabulous photographer and was able to take some great sloth pictures for me.
    Response from Host, Jan 2020
    Hello Michele. Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad to read that you enjoy the tour with us.
    lovely tour and great walk in the Nature Park
    Linda_F, Dec 2019
    Our guide and driver were wonderful and helped taking my husbands scooter on and off the bus. A bit of a mix up at start but they fixed everything rather quickly the Nature park and boat ride were well worth it. always on look out for monkeys and sloths for us. Water on bus was very handy as always. Keep up the good work.
    Response from Host, Dec 2019
    Thank you very much for your great review. WE really appreciate it