Monkey Tour With Local Cuisine

Jacó, Costa Rica

From USD 76.93

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The 'Monkey Jungle' is one of the best places in Jaco to spot white-faced monkeys in their natural environment and lies just a 45-minute drive from town. With this tour, enjoy a guided visit to see the wild monkeys, tuck into a traditional Costa Rican lunch, and make a stop at Tarcoles Bridge to admire the views and spot crocodiles.
  • See wild monkeys and crocodiles in their natural habitats
  • Delicious lunch of typical Costa Rican food
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Jaco hotel
  • Personalized small-group experience with up to 15 people

What's Included

  • Lunch

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Ask Antonio Tours And Adventures
      Av. Pastor Díaz, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, 61101, Costa Rica

      If you are in Hermosa , Jaco , Herradura area we can pick you up at your place , if you gonna meet us in town we are located in avenue Pastor Diaz next to cafe bohio , Orange Pub

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    08:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    If you are in Hermosa , Jaco , Herradura area we can pick you up at your place , if you gonna meet us in town we are located in cafe bohío Av pastor Díaz.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    31 reviews
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    Excellent tour
    Yvonne_G, Mar 2023
    We got to spend as much time as we wanted feeding the monkees. No rush. The monkees were very friendly. Charlie our tour guide was awesome. He knew a lot about the monkees and the local plants. Lunch was delicious! We'd definitely do it again!
    Would recommend especially for kids
    Kerri_M, Mar 2023
    Josue was our guide and he was excellent! He made sure he knew where the aloha male was at all times to keep us safe and gave us a memorable experience. My kids laughed the whole time. It is literally in someone’s backyard that allow people to come in and see the monkeys. They care well for them but also give them their space.
    great fun
    Lisa_J, Mar 2023
    We all loved it! Playing with the monkeys was fantastic. The guide was so nice and the monkeys were too cute!
    The whole experience was...
    Sam_G, Feb 2023
    The whole experience was great. We were able to interact with Monkey's which our 12 year old son loved along with my fiancée and myself. Eating fruit by the ocean was a plus and the lunch was an phenomenal. I highly recommend this tour if looking to interact with monkey's while in Jaco, Costa Rica.
    I can’t recommend this tour
    Roger_H, Feb 2023
    The guide, Josue, was excellent. He is very proud of Costa Rica and very informative about the local foods, schools and the community of Jaco - we enjoyed his information. The tour, however, was a disappointment. It was a long drive - an hour each way - to an unattractive patch of dirt in the trees. There were plenty of monkeys interacting with us, and the traditional Costa Rican lunch was good, but we saw all the monkeys we wanted in 10 to 15 minutes and then there was that hour long drive back.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Hello friends, thank you very much for your comment, the monkey experience is approximately 45 minutes from Jaco, but since we had to pick them up in Playa Hermosa it takes about 20 more minutes, the guide Josué also told me that there was traffic because they were working on the road and there was also an accident, with the time to be with the monkeys is 45 minutes maximum, I will ask someone again to find out if he complied with that time, from what you told me he did not comply, we will improve that and we will give him the time what people need to enjoy the experience, thank you very much for your comments friend
    Amazing monkeys
    Moshe_E, Feb 2023
    There was a very nice attitude and an excellent guide. Monkeys are friendly to humans. The meal is good
    Jannah_S, Jan 2023
    This was literally one of our favorite things we did in Costa Rica! Charlie was fantastic! He gave us plenty of time with the monkeys and we enjoyed it so much! We also enjoyed seeing the crocodiles as well as our yummy fruit and lunch. Thank you so much! Do this tour, you can shower afterward 😁
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Todo fue genial con ustedes, son personas increible y les gusta la naturaleza, muchas gracias por visitar uno de los lugares donde los monos estan en su habitat, y donde no modificamos nada de el habitat natural, solo lo disfrutamos.
    AWESOME experience
    Carley_N, Dec 2022
    Great adventure! The guide and his son were so nice and went above and beyond to make sure we were having fun. Tons of monkey interaction!!! Do this!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Muchas gracias por sus comentarios amigos, es una experincia increible, los monos estan en su habitat y son muy amigables, ellos se alimentan de frutas e insectos, son libres para poder moverse de un lugar a otro, nsotros solamente mostramos la vida en la naturalesa. muchas gracias por venir y querer aprender mas sobre Costa Rica
    Waist of time
    Dino_K, Nov 2022
    It is Too expensive and dirty rest room round trip 2 hours half an hour tour. Friendly driver. It’s worth of $30 no more.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Hello friend, thank you very much for the observation, we will improve the area of ​​the trip, with the price it depends on the cost of transportation fuel, you have to pay the entrance fee per person in the area of ​​the monkeys, since it is needed to protect them, apart from to pay the driver and guide, fruits, waters, lunch and commission of the page that you reserve, the price after all that is with considerable fair, if we need to improve the conditions and we will worry about that and we appreciate that you are honest, thank you very much for visit us and the next time you visit us the experience will be much better
    Erica_H, Oct 2022
    This tour was my favorite thing I did in Costa Rica! The monkeys were so interactive and cute. It was so much fun. Robert was an amazing tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and kind to us. The food was great as well! 10/10!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you very much friends for visiting us, we are glad that your experience with us was incredible
    Great tour with Monkeys
    Keturah_B, Aug 2022
    Private , clean , organized , excellent tour guides provided a great experience. Fun and very knowledgeable tour guides
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you very much for coming and enjoying our experience, we hope to see you again and that you can enjoy more experiences in Costa Rica
    cherisse_l, Aug 2022
    Best tour ever I really enjoyed my day would do it again the monkeys was great and the food was good
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you very much for coming and enjoying our experience, we hope to see you again and that you can enjoy more experiences in Costa Rica
    Everyone must experience this
    Ligia_L, July 2022
    This was the best experience I Had in Costa Rica and so worth the money! Roberth was such amazing tour guide, very informative and helpful! If you love animals and particular monkeys this is it you guys! Trust me it’s a memory you will forever cherish! If I am back in Costa Rica I will definitely be back, Roberth you are exceptional person! Pura vida
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Hello friend, it's good that you liked our monkey experience. We thank you for appreciating the animals of our country. It is great to know that you liked the experience.
    Monkey Tour/Crocodile Brudge/Local Cuisine
    Heather_S, July 2022
    We LOVED our visit with the monkeys! Our guide, Joshue, was very informative about them & their natural habitat and making sure we were safe while still being able to interact with them. The monkeys literally sit/stand on you! The local cuisine was excellent! We would suggest the fish choice given! It was a great experience, but seemed a bit disorganized as no car was there to take us to the local cuisine.
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Hello, friend, we are glad that you loved the experience, normally the car is available to take you, but we had a delay to pick them up, Josue informed me that they would come in their own car, so as not to wait a few minutes since they were on their way to Guanacaste, many Thank you for informing me and we will improve so that your next experience is incredible.
    Monkeys crocodiles great food awesome service
    Andrea_d, May 2022
    This tour was super cool. 1st the tour guide Roberto was one of the nicest ppl I met in Costa Rica. He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and history of Costa Rica. The office location of the tour is very convenient located directly on Ave. Pastor. I was worried I wouldn’t see any monkeys but I was so wrong. The monkeys are everywhere and Roberto was really good at getting their attention. I got to see plenty of monkeys up close and personal. The views of the ocean and tico lunch completed this amazing tour. I had a great time and will do again!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Hello friend, great, we are very happy that you liked it, and that your experience with the monkeys and our guide was incredible, thank you very much for coming and enjoying our experiences, we are waiting for you back friend, Pura vida
    Cool monkey tour
    Joakim_S, Apr 2021
    Marco was an awesome guide that knew a lot about the area, also very nice and social, strongly recomended tour for anyone who wants to get up in close contact with monkeys.
    Harlem Crew
    Shy, Mar 2020
    Our tour guide, Marco, was great. He made it feel like a private tour. The monkeys was up-close and great. The food was good and plentiful. Definitely will recommend him to everyone.