One of our guests' favorite excursions is a trip to Monkey River! It's a 30 minute boat ride from Placencia to Monkey River Town. You'll pick up a guide, and begin a fascinating trip up the river... and along the way get a chance to see crocs, iguanas, unusual birds, bats, trees and plants. Trail walking through the rain forest follows, with your guide showing you the endless array of insects, plants, critters and of course, the Howler Monkeys. With a bit of telescope lens, you may get a photo of one of these big guys... and, on the way back to Placencia, of the manatee and dolphin you are likely to see while winding through the mangroves.
|photo by Ron Spilman|