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We visited Costa Rica hoping to see monkeys and was disappointed. Not so in Panama! It was steaming hot but the monkeys were out and had full energy. They are cute and the tour interesting. I highly recommend this excursion.
Based on another review, we decided not to book a tour to Monkey Island (which is really several islands) and drive there ourselves and hire a local boat. In general, we don't like packaged tours where you are stuck with a bunch of other people....More
Took a nice lil' trip to Monkey Island. It was pretty cool to navigate alongside the "Panama Canal". We were in a small boat dodging PANAMAX Class ships and it was Epic! The Island (Area) per se is a Natural Beauty. Not many monkeys that...More
Gatun lake is actually man-made and when it was created the highest points became islands. Animals living on those peaks became trapped as a result and remain there to this day. We visited as part of a tour with a company called Panama Day Trips....More
We read another review on Trip Advisor about Monkey Island that said it was a good idea to hire a private boat to take us on the tour well YES they were right! First off before you go buy bananas to bring with you. Then...More