Our Costa Rica Monkey Mangrove Tour provides your group with non-stop smiles. This is a truly exotic experience that can be enjoyed by adventurers of all ages and activity levels. Our riverboat tour is safe and perfect for families with small children who want to experience interacting with wild white faced capuchin monkeys first-hand.
Experience the sights and sounds of the Costa Rica monkey mangrove
This once in a lifetime opportunity takes place in a swampy mangrove forest located near Damas Island on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The wild monkeys and other Costa Rican wildlife thrive in this tropical habitat. The mangrove is full of tall trees, flowers, tropical plants and most notably, the tangled thicket of exposed tree roots that surround the edge of the brackish water.
There are only three types of monkeys in Costa Rica and our Costa Rica Monkey Mangrove Tour gets our guests up close and personal with the curious white faced capuchins. The shaded passenger boat glides slowly down the mangrove river and is the perfect way to experience the flora and fauna of the monkeys’ natural habitat. All of our tours have a bilingual guide that provides informative insight while pointing out all of the interesting critters that live along the mangrove swamp river’s edge.
Look up, look down, look around
The best way to experience this Costa Rican Monkey Tour is to keep your eyes and ears open! From red crabs emerging from the holes in the mud, to sloths sleeping high up in the trees, to the whisk of the green basilisk lizards running on top of the river water - there is something always moving in the mangrove.
The excitement of the tour heightens when the guide begins to mimic the call of the wild Costa Rican monkeys. The monkey families look down on your boat from high up in the trees. When the river boat stops, the natural curiosity of the white faced capuchin monkeys piques. The guide will hand you a tiny bit of smashed banana and with a little instruction on what to do when the monkeys reach the boat, you are ready.
There’s a Costa Rican monkey on your head!
There are smiles all around when the monkeys come down from the trees. Our guests enjoy the interesting feeling of having a small monkey climb softly all over them. These white capuchin monkeys are wild but love the treats that the guide provides. If the monkeys cooperate, there can be time to interact with the monkeys multiple times.
As with all of Adventure Tours Costa Rica’s tours, this is a safe and respectful animal adventure so there can be no guarantees regarding animal interaction. But we can guarantee that there are many “wow” moments on this riverboat mangrove tour and the picture opportunities are endless. As there is no age requirement for our monkey mangrove tour, your little adventurers will cherish the memory of feeding a monkey or even having one sit on their head!