Their little faces look almost human.
Maybe without verbalizing it, most of our visitors have one goal. To see a monkey.
If they succeed, they feel like they’ve been to Costa Rica.
We see them frequently around the houses here at Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.
This time of year, the driest part of the dry season, they suck the juice out of the ripe fruits.
That gun-shot sound in the night is only an empty mango being dropped onto our neighbors’ tin roof.
One of the best places to see them is
walking down the road towards the beach, in the morning or late afternoon.
Although there are five species in Costa Rica,
we mostly see the Congos or Howler monkeys around here.
After you’ve seen them a few times, they get easier to spot.