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Best place to see monkeys in the Arenal area?

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Best place to see monkeys in the Arenal area?

My kids desperately want to see Monkeys b4 we leave Costa Rica. where is the best opportunity for wildlife viewing in the arenal area? Thanks.

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1. Re: Best place to see monkeys in the Arenal area?

We've seen them on the volcano hike and also when we hired a Sunset Tours guide to take us out hiking by the dam. It's hit or miss though. They aren't as easy to find as in other areas. We've also seen them on the Cano Negro tour and the Penas Blancas river float. I'd say the Cano Negro tour is your best bet if you're up for an all day tour. We stay at the Lost Iguana on the edge of town and hear howlers quite often, but they're hard to spot. Good luck!

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2. Re: Best place to see monkeys in the Arenal area?

There are plenty around,but can be hard to spot. If you are low on cash and have a rental car, you could take a slow ride around the lake. You can almost always see them on this road if you look carefully. Other than that, I like volcanogirl's suggestions on the Cano Negro or a Safari Float tours. You are almost guaranteed to see them at Cano Negro.

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3. Re: Best place to see monkeys in the Arenal area?

I see them nost of the time in the road to El Castillo also a lot of Toucans!

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