I discovered a video (below) I took of my family in 2007.
It gives a glimpse at an enjoyable lazy hammock day near our home in Panama. A day that could easily be replicated today – except maybe for the baby monkey.
You can visit Mono Feliz via a road (which is soon to be paved most of the way) or, my favorite way, by driving on the beach. You must time your journey with the tides.
We have visited Mono Feliz from Puerto Armuelles both as a day trip and for multiple nights.
Betsy: Hi, it was a lot of fun stumbling across this video is of us back in 2007.
It gives you a relaxing glimpse of life in Panama
It’s a little baby monkey, she’s 4 months old,called Niña, a howler monkey.
We’re at Mono Feliz in Panama, Punta Burica.
Reyn: We’re relaxing and the stresses of daily life.
Our house is actually being sprayed for termites,as we speak, so we had to vacate it for the weekend.
They sprayed it with a mix of diesel and ariva, which is a commercial crop dusting chemical, so that’s all going in our house so it’d be nice to let it air out for the entire weekend before we go home and sleep there.
We’re here at Mono Feliz,there are small waves at the surf camp down the way
and Steve and another tourist and I were gonna try those out, so that will be fun.
Skylar: Look, look dad.
Reyn: I’m very happy and relaxed here.
I think the monkey can actually hang by his tail.
Betsy: He’s too young.
Reyn: This one is a huérfano.
Betsy: Let’s say goodbye to Niña.
Bye, bye Niña, little scratcher.
Reyn: Want to compare size of hand?
music ♫ Can you hear it calling, Come on down to Panama