Wildlife boat excursions are popular for visitors to Tamarindo. The boat tour operators bring fruit for the white-faced Capuchin monkeys, and they will hop on the boat and take food directly from your hand. In this case, the monkey reached out to touch and lean on Glenda's hand, even when she was not feeding the monkey.
This photo was taken while on a wildlife boat trip on the Tempisque River at Palo Verde National Park. I have previously posted some close up photos of the monkeys, which you can find under the index tab for monkeys. I thought that this photo would give a perspective on what the wildlife tours are like.
By the way, to place my little joke at my mother-in-law's expense into perspective, I should add that she flew down with me to Costa Rica from the USA and my wife was supposed to join us the following day, but an emergency arose at work and my wife stayed back in the USA. That left me -- oops, excuse me, that gave me the opportunity and pleasure -- of hosting my mother-in-law in Costa Rica for a week's vacation. Just the two of us.
I have travelled with her on other trips on which she has joined my wife and me, including about half of our honeymoon in France! I never let her forget that, because it gives me license to have fun at her expense including, hopefully, on this website.