At Villa Toucan guests
are commonly visited by three species of monkeys: the howler, the
white faced capuchin and the colored or spider monkey. The spider
monkey is not very common, but we have been spotting at higher frequencies
The howler monkey,
locally referred to as the 'congo' is certainly the monkey that
will awaken you every morning! It is also the most common and noticeable
monkey in Costa Rica. For a relatively small sized monkey, it's
howl sounds like a large lion. It feeds on leaves and fruits and
does not descend out of the trees.
The white faced capuchin monkey
is certainly the cutest and most interactive. It is much more curious
than the howler and can entertain passerby's for hours with their
stunts and adorable facial expressions. They eat everything from
bugs to leaves and fruits.
In Costa Rica, monkeys are not known to come into people's houses.
During your stay at Villa Toucan,
you WILL encounter monkeys many times, but never in any danger.