La Fortuna Hikes and Trails

Sloth Tour La Fortuna

A Tranquil Escape: Unveiling the Wonders of the Sloth Tour - Surrender to the Charm of Nature: Perezoso Oasis Tour in La Fortuna

Embark on a captivating journey through our 1.5km trail, offering one of the best opportunities to witness the sloth in its natural habitat. As you traverse this enchanting path, you'll have the privilege of observing various animals in their undisturbed natural state. Our guide is committed to ensuring a stress-free and respectful encounter, providing insights on how to enjoy their presence without disrupting their day-to-day lives. Both two- and three-toed sloths have found a haven in our property, a sanctuary meticulously reforested and protected for many years. This oasis for sloths in the heart of Fortuna de San Carlos is a fruit of our dedication to preserving their home. Our knowledgeable guide will share fascinating details about these creatures, concluding the tour with a delightful tasting of artisanal sugarcane juice and a traditional tortilla-making class with Doña Elith. The experience culminates with a visit to our medicinal plant garden. Undoubtedly, this tour offers a holistic experience, combining the wonders of nature and the richness of culture in one remarkable place. Join us on the Perezoso Oasis Tour for an immersive journey into the charm and harmony of La Fortuna's natural and cultural treasures.

  • Expert Guided Experience: Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour offers an educational and immersive experience. The expertise of our guides enhances your understanding of sloths, their habitat, and the ongoing conservation efforts.

  • Sloth Spotting in their Natural Habitat: Get up close and personal with sloths in their natural environment. The tour provides a unique opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures in the wild, offering a genuine and unforgettable wildlife encounter.

  • Perfect Blend of Wildlife Appreciation and Conservation: Ideal for sloth and nature enthusiasts, the tour not only allows you to appreciate the diverse wildlife but also actively contributes to conservation efforts. Learn about the initiatives in place to preserve the rainforest and its inhabitants, making it a meaningful and eco-conscious experience.
  • Price
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  • Included

children: $25

Adults: $32

Seniors: $30

  • Every day 8:00 am & 1:00pm

• Comfortable Clothing: Wear lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for the weather. Consider moisture-wicking fabrics to stay cool.
• Sturdy Walking Shoes: Choose comfortable and supportive shoes suitable for the terrain. Sneakers or hiking shoes work well for easy walks.
• Sun Protection: Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to shield yourself from the sun.
• Daypack or Bag: Carry a small backpack to keep your hands free, where you can store your essentials.
• Weather Appropriate Gear: Check the weather forecast and bring a light jacket, raincoat, or umbrella if needed.
• Bug Repellent: Depending on the location and time of day, insect repellent can be useful.
• Camera or Smartphone: Capture the beauty of your surroundings with a camera or smartphone.

Remember, the key is to keep it simple and enjoy the walk!

  1. How close can we get to the sloths during the tour?
    • Our tours prioritize the well-being of the sloths, ensuring a respectful distance that allows for observation without causing any disturbance.
  2. Is the Sloth Tour suitable for children?
    • Absolutely! The Sloth Tour is family-friendly, providing an educational and enchanting experience for children and adults alike.
  3. What measures are in place for environmental conservation?
    • We are committed to responsible tourism, implementing eco-friendly practices and contributing to conservation initiatives to preserve La Fortuna’s biodiversity.
  4. Can I book the Sloth Tour online?
    • Yes, booking online is convenient and ensures you secure your spot for this popular and immersive experience.
  5. What should I bring on the Sloth Tour?
    • We recommend bringing comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, a camera for capturing memories, and a sense of wonder to fully enjoy the enchantment of the Sloth Tour.
  • Specialized Tour Guide
  • Water bottle
  • Typical Snack
  • Park entrance
  • Parking
  • Explanation of the route and its main hotspots
  • Explanation of our conservation and protection project

Free Cancelation 24 hours Before your Departure Time

Client 1 of La Fortuna Hikes and Trails

Johanna Meier

This tour was one of the highlights of any vacation I’ve been on. Sergio and Don Claudio gave us a tour of the property and showed us a variety of rare animals and plants we would have otherwise missed. They were so knowledgeable and truly personalized the tour to our interests. We love that it felt like a genuinely immersive local experience and it was a wonderful intro to La Fortuna. The baby sloths wegot to capture in their natural habitat was an incredible experience. We also got to make our own tortillas with Grandma Elieth which were delicious. We felt so welcome by everyone and were lucky enough to have a private tour. We couldn’t recommend this experience more!

Ronja Ehmann

Forget any other “sloth spotting” tour. This is the real deal. I booked a spot on the 8.30am tour the day before and as I was the only one got a private tour by guide Sergio and the owner himself, don Claudio. Sergio is crazy knowledgable about the flora and fauna (turns out history as well) and don Claudio has eagle eyes for spotting even the best hidden animal. Saw 5 sloths in total, including ababy. The tour concluded with some freshly pressed cane juice, making my own tortilla with the owner’s lovely wife Eliette, and being served the cooked tortilla together with a full meal and fresh lemonade. Enjoyed my feast while watching the different birds enjoy ripe bananas. The property is so well taken cared of and cherished by the owners, who are the most humble and friendly people you’ll meet. It is and feels like a family business, super warm and welcoming. I cannot recommend this tour enough. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, the whole 2,5-3h experience only costs US$32.

Rachel Van der Werf

What a wonderful experience! Our concierge recommended this family run business due to the natural environment the animals are kept in. Our guide Andre and his granddad (aka Eagle Eye because he can spot so many animals) were terrific tour guides. So much knowledge about the flora and fauna, we could not have asked for a better tour. We saw different sloths, very colorful andpoisonous frogs, birds and so on. Our tour ended with a very tasty local lunch with tortillas we made ourselves. Highly recommended!

einat cohen

This was definitely a highlight in our trip. We came here because of the rain and were so happy to land here. We saw sloths, frogs, birds, basilisks and a bat. Don Carlos knew all the right places to look at and our guide was knowledgeable and patient to answer all question. He brought a telescope so we could see all animals up closed and all members of the family gave us the most welcoming experience.
Highly recommended!

Erin Obermeier

Wonderful tour with a private, not crowded, authentic experience. We loved our tour — we saw lots of sloths and birds, frogs, lizards, flowers, etc. This is a family-run business and everyone was so kind and knowledgeable, took their time, and made sure my daughter could see out of the telescope each time, etc. We loved making our own tortillas and sugar cane juice at the end, and the food wasdelicious. We would definitely recommend you visit Mariolas!

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