These coatis were begging for food from another car on the road that rings Lake Arenal in the forest on the way to Arenal Volcano, in the north central part of Costa Rica. Coatis are relatives of raccoons and olingos, and you can see that they share the creativity of raccoons in seeking easier sources of food than hunting in the wild.
Coati is the correct name given to the species by the indigenous peoples. Some people call them coatimundi, but that is not correct. Coatimundi is the native term to refer to a single coati, rather than a group of coatis. A coati traveling alone is usually a male, as females travel in groups.