About 5 or 6 raccoons gather each evening at dinner time in the open-air lobby of the Capitan Suizo Hotel. The hotel puts out some food for them in dog dishes. The raccoons lounge around in the lobby and on the lobby balcony in a way similar to house cats lounging around the house.
As shown in this photo, they groom themselves and they do not mind people being very close to them. This girl is a tourist from France who was staying at the hotel with her family, all of whom enjoyed visiting with the raccoons in the lobby.
The Capitan Suizo Hotel has somewhat of a zoo-hotel theme, as it also has howler monkeys on its grounds. It is sometimes amusing to see the double-take of tourists who walk through the lobby and are surprised to see the raccoons.
Costa Rica has two species of raccoons, northern raccoons and crab-eating raccoons. This is a northern raccoon. They are a little more grayish in color than the crab-eating raccoons, which have a little more brownish coloration in their fur.