If you've ever been to Costa Rica, or have even seen photos, you'll know that sloths are native and can be found in many parts of the country. However, due to massive earthquakes, an expansion in human population and extensive development, many sloths are in trouble and have lost their homes. The goal of the sanctuary is to prepare infant sloths for life in the wild, and to aid injured sloths back to good health. They offer tours every day except Monday. We highly recommend checking it out. Who doesn't appreciate an awesome conservation effort?
There are two main airports in Costa Rica. If you're flying into Liberia, or plan on being anywhere near the Nicoya Peninsula, we suggest making the drive to Llanos de Cortez, a hidden waterfall of sorts. Not only is it a lush and beautiful location, the waterfall itself is astonishingly overwhelming, reaching over 50 feet in height. There are many areas around to have a picnic, and make sure to enjoy a swim in the warm water below the falls. You can also catch locals selling fruit, food and drinks. Make a day of it and make sure to bring a towel!