The best Sloth & Bird Watching trail in La Fortuna
El mejor sendero para avisamiento de Perezosos y aves en La Fortuna


We had an amazing time at the Bogarin Trail. Definitely get a tour guide. We saw so much more than we would have without the guide and sloths are hard to spot if you don't know what you are looking for.
- Kate Arsenault

THE TRAIL / el sendero

If you visit La Fortuna and you want to discover the flora and fauna of the rainforest, Bogarin Trail is one of the best and easiest ways to do it. With only 1.5 miles of wheelchair-friendly trails you will be able to find a wide variety of plants and animals such as sloths, birds, snakes, frogs and much more.

Si usted visita La Fortuna, y quiere descubrir la flora y fauna del bosque lluvioso, Bogarin Trail es una de las mejores y más fáciles maneras de hacerlo. Con sólo 1.5 millas de sendero diseñado para silla de ruedas usted será capaz de encontrar una gran variedad de plantas y animales tales como: perezosos, aves, serpientes, ranas y mucho más.

our story / nuestra historia

April 2000

It was in the year 2000 when Joanne Bogarin (known as Giovanny), a local guide with more than 30 years of experience, started a volunteering to recover a farmland back to nature. This would ensure refuge and food for the wildlife around La Fortuna, for urbanization was, and still is, taking a heavy toll on the animal's habitat. Now this land, once used for cattle, is the last secondary forest in the downtown area of La Fortuna.

Our trails are inclusive, truly. Power wheelchairs, pushchairs and strollers can use 100% of the park, and our guides are prepared to give blind people an amazing experience.

Many animals have made Bogarin Trail their home. From iguanas and agile basilisks to colorful birds including toucans. From deadly-toxic dart frogs and extravagant leaf frogs to and agoutis, coatis and tamaduas.

But perhaps the most representative animal in our trails is the Sloth. We have counted more than 30 individuals of both species, two-toed and three-toed. To guarantee the best environment for the Sloths and all other creatures inhabiting the park, no animal has been introduced into the park and handling is not allowed. No animal is enclosed, all wildlife can roam freely and undisturbed.

We encourage you to support with your visit this beautiful little project, a home and a sanctuary to countless animals, a place owned and run by locals who love nature.

June 2020

ENTRANCE AREA / recepción

At the reception of the trail you will see a feeder, where you can see lots of birds and other animals. It is the ideal spot to take excellent photographs and save them in your collection or share them with friends.

En el área de recepción usted verá un “comedero” donde puede observar muchas aves y otros animales, es el espacio ideal para tomar fotografías y atesorarlas en su colección o compartirlas con amigos.

SLOTHS / perezosos

Declared a national symbol of Costa Rica and known as one of the most emblematic animals in the country, the sloth is undoubtedly you want to see them in their natural habitat, but sometimes it may not be so simple. The advantage Bogarin Trail has is that it’s small area is filled with trees sloths love, which they feed on!

Declarado símbolo nacional de Costa Rica y conocido como uno de los animales más queridos en el país, indudablemebte querrás ver al perezoso en su habitat natural, sin embargo esto puede ser no tan sencillo. Bogarin Trail tiene la vetaja de que su área, aunque pequeña, esta llena de árboles que les encantan a los perezosos, y de los cuales se alimentan.

BIRDS / aves

If you are looking for a quiet place that allows you to observe, listen or photograph birds, Bogarin Trail is undoubtedly one of the best trails in La Fortuna. Its great variety of trees and plants makes many species feel attracted to this tropical forest.

Si busca un lugar tranquilo que le permita observar, escuchar y fotografiar aves, Bogarin Trail es sin duda uno de los mejores senderos en La Fortuna. Su variedad de árboles y plantas hace que muchas especies visiten este bosque tropical.


The tour lasts approximately two hours, includes entrance and a guide. It is ideal for those who want to learn and see more about the wildlife of the tropical rain forest.

El recorrido guiado dura aproximadamente dos horas, incluye la entrada y el guía, es ideal para aquellos que quieren aprender sobre la vida silvestre en un bosque tropical lluvioso.










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    FAQ's / preguntas frecuentes

    Yes and no, you can easily visit the park on your own. But an experienced guide who knows the habits and where they are usually seen will certainly help you see more animals.

    From morning to night it is a magical trail, but our favorite times are 0800hrs and 1500hrs as the weather is less hot.

    No, the path is flat and short, it is ideal for a short walk surrounded by nature.


    Definitely not, it is illegal and not recommended to touch, carry or feed any wild animal.

    The trail is very safe and no one has been lost or hurt, what we do recommend is to wear the right shoes and not carelessly touch the leaves or trees as you may have an allergy or find snakes, frogs or spiders.

    Actually, if you prefer the selfguided tour, then you don’t need any reservation.

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