It's my last night in Costa Rica, and thankfully I have wireless internet access again as I'm now at the Poseidon Hotel in Jaco. (How come the cheaper hotels always seem to have the best — and free — internet access, while the more luxurious ones either charge you extra for it or it doesn't really work?) I have literally hundreds of photos to share, but I wanted to post the ones of the White-Faced Capuchin monkeys first.
I saw three other types of monkeys in Costa Rica — Howler, Spider and Squirrel — but the Capuchins were by far my favorite. On both of the days (this past Saturday and Sunday) that I was visiting Manuel Antonio National Park, groups of Capuchins visited the entrance of "Beach Three" (aka Playa Tres or Playa Blanca). This beach was paradise to begin with — it's a calm cove of very warm turquoise water and white sand. But the monkeys just made it an incredible experience. They were so fun and playful, climbing all over the trees. They are very used to people and let you get very close to them. I saw some people feeding them, which you're not supposed to do. I also saw them about to steal a girl's bag that was hanging on a tree branch, which you're also not supposed to do. Enjoy these pictures — and don't worry, what looks like a two-headed monkey is actually a monkey giving a baby monkey a piggy-back ride.