The first day with Monkey Tours is packed with tubing, zip lining, horseback riding, and a trip to the hot springs. After that, it slows down a bit, but is still amazing. If you get a chance, definitely take a night tour. Be aware that although the excursions are arranged through Monkey Tours, they are led by guides that are employed elsewhere, so you may want to carry some cash at all times for tipping the guides. Some things I did not like about Monkey Tours:
1) We were not informed ahead of time that drives between activities were very long and on mostly very rough roads. Some days it took four hours to get from one place to another!
2) The pictures & videos taken during the first three days were VERY expensive when you consider the fact that there were 26 other people included in them whose pictures we didn't necessarily want.
3) There were three injuries within our group of 28 people and there are no Monkey Tours employees with basic first aid training. There is no nurse or EMT on call for emergencies. I sprained my ankle while hiking with my husband in Arenal and had to be carried by my husband and our guide off the mountain. The base office at Arenal had no first aid or medical assistance available either. If my husband hadn't brought his own first aid kit, I might still be trying to get off that mountain.
4) The hotel they put us in in Samara, where we spent the most time during our trip, was horrible. Although it had a lovely pool and was right on the beach, pretty much everything else about it was bad. See my review of Hotel Villas Playa Samara.
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