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Now You Can Have Sloth Sightings in Costa Rica with Pure Trek

If you’re dreaming of seeing sloths in Costa Rica, you’re in for a real treat! These adorable creatures, with their slow movements and charming smiles, have a special place in our hearts. 

Pure Trek is thrilled to introduce a brand-new combo tour that offers both thrilling canyoning adventures and unforgettable sloth sightings. Let’s dive into what makes this tour an absolute must for your Costa Rican adventure!

Pure Trek has long been renowned for its exhilarating canyoning tours. Imagine rappelling down waterfalls and exploring rugged canyons, all set against the stunning backdrop of Costa Rica’s lush rainforests.

Now, we’ve added a new twist to our adventures by incorporating a unique sloth quest into the itinerary. This combo tour is designed to offer the best of both worlds – heart-pounding adventure and serene wildlife viewing.

The inspiration for this new tour came directly from you—our adventurous guests.  We really enjoy witness wildlife encounters in our tours like Chelsea shared her experience:

“Jorge and Adrian were amazing. We absolutely loved the tour. We had a private canyoning tour with pickup from Tabacon. When we arrived down at the lobby, they were waiting to take us on our tour. The ride there was just as entertaining as the tour. They were very engaging and personable during the drive, highlighting the activity we will be doing along with telling us all about their beautiful country. They also found a sloth during the drive and Adrian took amazing photos of it“.

Indilikes, also had a memorable experience:

“A highlight of our trip to Costa Rica! There are 4 rappels and 1 ‘monkey’ drop. I think it is best not to overthink it and just do it! Getting there is half the fun. We even got to see a sloth out in the wild on the way up! The short hikes in between drops are beautiful as well”.

These glowing reviews and our love for sharing Costa Rica’s representative wildlife inspired Pure Trek to create a tour that combines the thrill of canyoning with the joy of sloth spotting, all while doing it responsibly. 

Check out more reviews and see what others are saying about Pure Trek on TripAdvisor.

La Fortuna is undoubtedly one of the best places to see sloths in Costa Rica. This region, famous for the majestic Arenal Volcano, offers a rich and diverse ecosystem where sloths thrive. Pure Trek’s new tour takes full advantage of this, providing participants with ample opportunities to spot sloths in their natural habitat.

As locals, we partner with amazing experts who will help you spot wildlife in their natural habitat without cages.

Arenal Volcano views of rainforest where sloths live

Costa Rica is home to two of the world’s six sloth species:

Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus Hoffmanni): These nocturnal creatures are more challenging to spot, but with a bit of luck and the expertise of your guides, you might see them napping during the day.

Brown-throated Sloth (Bradypus Variegatus): The most common three-toed sloth, often seen during the day. They are slightly smaller and more active than their two-toed counterparts.

Sloths have captured our imagination for a variety of reasons:

  • Slow Movements: Their leisurely pace is due to an incredibly slow digestion system, allowing them to conserve energy.
  • Diet: Sloths mainly eat leaves, branches, buds, and occasionally insects, with a particular fondness for Cecropia tree leaves.
  • Predators: Their main predators are wildcats and Harpy Eagles, but their slow movements and camouflage fur help them evade these threats.
  • Fur Ecosystem: Sloth fur hosts a unique ecosystem of algae, fungi, and insects, providing camouflage and making them less appealing to predators.

This action-packed combo tour by Pure Trek lets you experience the best of both worlds: the serenity of spotting wildlife and the thrill of adventure. Here’s the scoop:


  • Sloth Spotting: Dive deep into the rainforest on a guided quest for sloths. Our expert guides will lead you to hidden hotspots where these gentle giants hang out in their natural habitat. Learn fascinating facts about their behavior, diet, and role in the ecosystem. Keep an eye out for other rainforest critters – playful monkeys swinging through the trees or a brightly colored toucan adding a splash of color!
  • Delicious Lunch: Refuel with a delicious Costa Rican-style lunch after your exciting sloth encounter. (Lunch break added)


  • Canyoning Adventure: Get ready for an adrenaline rush! Pure Trek’s classic canyoning tour awaits. Rappel down cascading waterfalls, trek through untouched rainforests teeming with life, and plunge into crystal-clear natural pools. This is your chance to truly connect with the untamed beauty of La Fortuna.

Important Note: Spotting Sloths in the Wild: While we strive to find sloths on our tours, it’s important to remember that these are wild animals. We cannot guarantee a sighting 100% of the time. However, our expert guides will take you to areas known for sloth activity, increasing your chances of seeing them in their natural habitat. This ensures a more authentic and respectful wildlife encounter.

Combining the thrill of canyoning with the tranquility of wildlife viewing offers a well-rounded adventure that appeals to a wide range of travelers. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a nature enthusiast, this tour caters to all. Here are a few reasons why you should book this tour:

  • A Different Experience: This tour stands out from others in the area by taking you into the wild, exploring open areas along unique routes. It’s an adventure like no other, offering a true connection with nature where you will be one with nature.
  • Support Local Guides: Pure Trek’s guides are local specialists in wildlife behavior. Their extensive knowledge ensures your safety during the canyoning adventure and maximizes your chances of spotting sloths and other wildlife during the quest.
  • Maximize Your Time: Enjoy the best of both worlds in one day. This tour allows you to experience thrilling canyoning and serene wildlife viewing, making the most of your time in Costa Rica.
  • Sustainable Tourism: Pure Trek is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism. By choosing this tour, you’re supporting efforts to preserve Costa Rica’s natural beauty and wildlife.

Ready to combine the thrill of canyoning with the peaceful joy of seeing sloths in their natural habitat? Pure Trek’s new combo tour offers an unmatched adventure that promises excitement, education, and unforgettable memories.