The last two days at Manuel Antonio, I finally got to see monkeys. They were coming to the wet bar by the pool in the late afternoon for bananas. I managed to hang around long enough by resting up earlier.
We had 2 spider monkeys and 3 white-faced monkeys, all adorable. The spider monkeys were within 2 feet of me as I stood by the railing next to the guy tempting them with pieces of banana. One dropped a piece of banana which I quickly picked up and set on the railing a few inches away. The monkey was afraid, so I stepped back; immediately it swung down, picked up the banana with its tiny fingers, and stuffed it into its mouth. My sister got lots of great pictures.