La Fortuna: Sloth Tour in Arenal Volcano Park & Local Snack

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Join a local family project and embark on a guided tour from La Fortuna to the rainforests of Arenal. Observe sloths in their natural habitat and learn about the behavior of these adorable animals.


  • Delight your palate with freshly made tortillas, cheese, bread, and cane juice
  • Let the sights, smells, and sounds of the pristine rainforest awaken your senses
  • Observe sloths in their habitat, learning about their habits from your guide
  • Support a local family project dedicated to the preservation of the rainforest
  • Encounter diverse wildlife in the forest, from exotic birds to captivating flora


Experience the enchantment of La Fortuna as you embark on a captivating journey to observe the elusive sloths in their natural habitat. Meet your guide and begin your 1-mile trek along the picturesque trail surrounded by lush vegetation, tranquil water bodies, and serene lagoons. As you hike through the forest with your guide, encounter a thriving ecosystem that serves as a haven for various forest animals, including sloths. Take a moment to observe these fascinating creatures in their undisturbed environment while adhering to strict protocols to ensure their well-being. During the tour, learn about the sloths' daily activities and their unique lifestyle from your guide. At the midway point of the trail, stop for a quick restroom break before continuing along the riverbank path, taking in the peaceful scenery. Stop to partake in the time-honored tradition of extracting cane juice. After drinking a glass of this rejuvenating drink, take part in a cooking class led by Doña Elith. Together, learn the art of crafting traditional tortillas, a quintessential Costa Rican culinary experience. After the class, enjoy eating your homemade tortillas paired with minced cheese, freshly baked bread, and a cup of Costa Rican coffee. Once you've finished eating, make your way back to the starting point, stopping to explore a small museum along the way.


Tour guide Entry to the park Tortillas cooking class and traditional snack Traditional extraction and tasting of cane juice Visit to the Small Museum of Antiquities

Important Information

  • This tour involves about 1 mile of hiking

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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