No results found

{[{item.label}]}

Events in Costa Rica

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Costa Rica

La Fortuna: Small-Group Sloth Watching Experience

12 Reviews
Tours Sightseeing Tours Bus & Minivan Tours Jeep & 4WD Tours Safaris & Wildlife Activities Activities Private Experiences Ecotourism Photography Tours Reseller exclusions Nature & Adventure Family-friendly Medium-risk activities Family-friendly Activities Outdoor Sports Jungle Tours

A wildlife tour to La Fortuna, a unique site to watch sloths. The climate, food availability, protection and the absence of predators make this area, and the property you will visit, a small natural oasis for these charismatic creatures.

Highlights

  • Trail through the fascinating tropical forest
  • Have your sloth sighting guaranteed
  • Take a tour recommended for families
  • Choose between a morning, noon or evening departure

Description

After being picked up from your hotel at your chosen time, you will start this exciting journey into the sloths' territory, which is within a small family-friendly eco-project just 5 minutes from La Fortuna. The project has a path of 1500 meters (a little less than a mile) which is suitable for adults, families, and children of all ages. You will venture into the forest for 2 hours, where you will be surrounded by plants, a river bordering the property and of course, the Guarumo Trees (Cecropia obtusifolia), which are the favorite food of sloths in Costa Rica. During this tour, you will learn about the importance of the sloths' protection, as illegal trade has grown due to its increasing popularity. Because of this, Ecoterra Expeditions, along with the Rodríguez family, are maintaining this privileged area to protect the sloths in Costa Rica. Your specialized guide will be an expert in locating these sloths, so you can be guaranteed of a sloth observation during your tour. It's important to remember that the sloth is a solitary animal and spends most of its time sleeping and resting on the treetops. The two-toed sloth and three-toed sloth can be observed in the route, and now and then, visitors may have the incredible experience of watching the mother with its offspring. Your naturalist guide will supply high-quality optical gear to provide a 100% satisfying observation without any impact to the naturally smiling sloths. At the end of this natural experience, you will be driven back to your hotel where you will be left understanding just why you cannot come to Costa Rica without seeing a sloth.

Includes

Optical equipment Reserve entrance fee Bilingual nature guide Transportation to and from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan with WiFi Bottled mineral water

Important Information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 2 adult minimum required to operate the tour
  • Baby seats are available at no extra cost, subject to availability
  • The tour is operated in English and Spanish
  • Transportation included from the majority of hotels (if your hotel is located far from La Fortuna or the main road to the Arenal Volcano, please inquire about extra charges)
  • Choose between 8:00AM, 2:00PM or 5:30PM departure
  • Please carry cash if you wish to buy snacks, drinks, souvenirs, or give tips to the guide

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Gallery

Book Now La Fortuna: Small-Group Sloth Watching Experience

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Costa Rica.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Create & Share your own Guide to Costa Rica with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Costa Rica is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations