You can now stay with sloths in the Costa Rican rainforest
If you're on a vacation, or just generally a trip abroad, it's important to put some time aside and do absolutely nothing. Seriously: no sightseeing, no hiking: just nada. A day of sheer lethargy. Do you know what animals are the best example of that kind of chill attitude? Sloths. I mean, come on: the clue is in the name.
This animal shelter is also looking for volunteer dog snuggler:
So if you want to learn how to be lazy the right way, then I have news that's bound to excite you. The Nayara Springs and Nayara Resort in Costa Rica are offering visitors the opportunity to spend some quality time with some furry, friendly sloths in the rainforest.
Nayara Resorts first opened their sloth sanctuary way back in 2017, when two of the creatures wandered on to the property. Visitors to the resorts were quickly enamored with the animals.
So to protect this amazing species, and to encourage tourists to interact with them, the resort swiftly planted 300 cecropia trees and made a sloth preserve for them.
Now guests can go out and spot some of these awesome animals in the Costa Rican jungle, or even hang out with those of them who like to wander through the resorts.
Not only that, but the resorts themselves are very environmentally friendly. As their website notes: "Our structures are built using local artisan materials that both support the Costa Rican economy and safeguard its environment."
It continued: "We believe in preventive maintenance; we use CFL light bulbs that conserve energy and our rooms are equipped with energy-saving key cards that automatically turn-off as soon as the guest leaves the room. We take advantage of natural light in all of our facilities; our rooms have screens that allow for cross ventilation."
Their site adds: "Water-saving is also a large priority; we encourage our guests to reuse towels and linens, our faucets and showers have flow reducers and aerators that conserve water."
So if you want to hang out with some sloths, why not pay a visit to Costa Rica and have the time of your life?