Mangrove Boat Tour

While in Manuel Antonio, one of the things to do is to take a boat tour of the mangrove forests. We found out about this from our hostel, as the owner was one of the tour guides. He didn’t give us the tour the day we did it, but he did shuttle my Norwegian friends and I to and from the boat launch.

The Mangroves are pretty cool to see. There are lots of  interconnected trees and lots of wildlife along the way.

Probably the best part of the tour was when the boat pulled up along the shore, our guide handed us each a banana, and he made a few weird noises. All of a sudden, about 15 white-face monkeys ran for our boat. It’s crazy how fast these little guys are swinging through the trees, even swinging by their tails sometimes. The monkeys were very friendly are weren’t freaked out at all by humans. They came right on our boat and crawled all over us, really just to get the bananas we had in our hands.

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