Observe one of the most iconic animals of the Costa Rica
Daily departures in the morning, noon and night
Observation equipment included.
Recommended for families
Sloth watching guaranteed
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided sightseeing tour of Costa Rican nature reserve
Bottled sparkling water
Roundtrip transportation from most centrally located hotels
Live tour commentary provided in English or Spanish
Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
What you can expect
One of the most beloved animals of our country is the popular sloth. This animal captivates us with its tenderness and peculiar slow behavior. We cannot deny that we have envied their pace at sometime in our own lives.
The La Fortuna area is a unique place when it comes to sloths. Our climate, protection, availability of food, and the essential absence of predators make this privileged property an amazing natural oasis. You have the option of enjoying the activity in the morning at 8:00 a.m., in the afternoon at 2:30 p.m., or at 5:30 p.m., as a night walk. The 2-toed sloths are more active at night.
We will pick you up at your hotel at the reserved time to begin this exciting journey to Sloth Territory, located within a small family ecological project just 5 minutes from La Fortuna. The project has a 1.5 km (1 mi) trail that is suitable for adults, families, and children of all ages. The tour of approximately 2 hours will take us through amazing flora, alongside a river bordering the property, and of course to the Guarumo trees; the favorite food of these emblematic animals.
During the tour, we will stress the importance of sloth protection, due to its growing popularity, illegal trade of this species has increased significantly, which is why Ecoterra Expeditions, together with the Rodriguez family, work to preserve a privileged space for their protection.
Our specialized guides are experts in finding them, so we can guarantee their observation. We must remember that the sloth is a solitary animal and that most of its time it is sleeping or resting in the treetops. During the tour, you can observe two types of sloths: Two-toed sloth and the three-toed sloth. If we are lucky we will be able to observe a mother with her baby; a thrilling experience.
At the end of this natural experience, we will take you back to your hotel. After the tour, you will understand why they say you cannot visit Costa Rica without seeing a sloth.