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La Fortuna: Small-Group Sloth Watching Experience

1. La Fortuna: Small-Group Sloth Watching Experience

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.

From San Carlos: Venado Caves Small Group Spelunking Tour

2. From San Carlos: Venado Caves Small Group Spelunking Tour

After appreciating the natural of beauty of Costa Rica and its rainforests above ground, this activity gives you the opportunity to explore what’s beneath the earth. A certified nature guide will take you on underground trails that lead through grottos and chambers on this half-day spelunking adventure. Enter a labyrinth of ancient underground rivers and sea beds, all accessible now after being hidden for thousands of years. Some of the most common rock formations inside the caves are stalactites and stalagmites, and yet they create the most amazing shapes. A great colony of bats inhabits the caves, as do a multitude of spiders and crabs. Experience a very different side of Costa Rica and get ready to get wet and dirty as you explore the astounding underground world.

La Fortuna: Small Group Half–Day Campesino Farm Experience

3. La Fortuna: Small Group Half–Day Campesino Farm Experience

A short 10-minute drive from La Fortuna, head to the Agro-ecological Farm in the small town of Agua Azul. As you arrive, enjoy a fresh fruit juice and an informative explanation of the farm’s main objectives, including promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and preserving Costa Rican traditions. After this warm welcome, learn to milk the cows. Have the opportunity to give it a try, especially any children will enjoy this experience. Next, taste-test homemade liquor, chocolate, and fresh milk while you observe the alambique, the artisanal liquor distillation process. Afterwards, participate in the sugar cane extraction to obtain a delicious juice and then try it alone, with spearmint, liquor, or other of the farm’s organic products. Visit a small archeological ranch to observe some ancient indigenous pieces and put them to work in the artisanal process of making chocolate from the cocoa fruit to delicious chocolate. Finally, walk through and admire the orchid and medicinal plant gardens. After the journey, enjoy farm-fresh favorites like coffee, cheese, tortillas, and more. 

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4.6 / 5

based on 220 reviews

The tour operates on the premises of a farmland that has some preserved forested areas near a river. The guide is well equiped and provides a lot of interesting information about sloths and various species of plants and animals from the area. We manages to see about 3 sloths, although not necessarily all the body. For one we saw the body and legs, for one we saw the head. This is because the animals tend to stay quite high up in the canopy to hide from predators. We had a better chance to see a sloth on the side of the road another day.

Our guide was super knowledgeable and went out of his way to try to find various wildlife for us. It was a unique and fun experience to be out in the rainforest at night.

Far exceeded our expectations. we saw 3 sloths, howler monkeys, a toucan and so much other wildlife. Karina was an exceptional guide.

Absolutely amazing! Be prepared to get soaked and there are showers there so bring a change of clothes!

Great short tour with a super nice guide. Highly recommended if you like nature and animals.