Camino del Perezoso (Sloth Path) : A sustainable certification standard that connects museums, gastronomical hubs, small businesses and nature all together into a connected network of paths across the city for you to explore.
San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica, a city full of culture and nature. Even though San Jose has a lot to offer, unfortunately the city is currently seen as a bridge for tourists between natural attractions across the country; and not a destination. How might San Jose become synonymous with the Costa Rican identity of regenerative tourism into the city while retaining its cultural and historical heritage?
As a way to bridge this gap, we created “San Jose, Camino del Perezoso”: A sustainable certification standard that connects museums, gastronomical hubs, small businesses and nature all together into a connected network of paths across the city for you to explore. It’s a way to highlight the sustainable businesses and attractions within the city, that focus on social, economic, and environmental developments.
You can either start at a Camino kiosk or any certified sustainable business partners with a sloth sticker. Here you can acquire the Sloth Passport to begin your journey through our recommended routes.
The passports include a map with all of our partners and attractions of the city, providing you the most complete and sustainable guide of San Jose. When you visit these locations, you’ll receive a stamp in return.
While walking through the city, way finders will help guide you. We have designed a variety of recommended routes for you to explore, each encompassing a combination of culture, art, nature and gastronomical experiences. You can combine and decide your own path and pace.
Once you have collected at least 5 stamps, visit one of our kiosks either at the city center or at the airport, to receive one of our collectible pins as a memory of your time in the city.
The Green Street Award is presented to the cleanest and green streets of the city, encouraging businesses and citizens to work together as a community to clean and beautify their area. One street at a time, transforming San Jose as a role model for green cities across the world.