A Monkey Buggy is a custom-built off-road vehicle. Inspired by the original dune buggies of California and built off vintage Volkswagen Beetles, our buggies were made just for the tropical environment of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Each Monkey Buggy can comfortably accommodate two adults in front and two children in back.
Yes. Children must be at least two years old to ride in a Monkey Buggy.
Yes. We provide forward-facing child safety seats for children 2-years or older in compliance with Costa Rican transit laws.
Yes. One of our tour guides will drive the buggy that leads the tour.
While some buggies are notorious for flipping over our buggies are very stable because we designed them with a much lower center of gravity. Additionally, our guides are experts at avoiding dangerous situations with our buggies.
Although we cannot predict where wildlife will be on any given day, most of our guests do get to see monkeys on their tours. You have the best chance of seeing a capuchin or howler monkey on one of our buggy tours.
Probably not. We do not cancel tours due to a little rain. It depends on the severity of the weather conditions, but as long as it is safe to drive your tour will run as scheduled.
No. While most of our tours allow time for guests to lead the way or do a little exploring, we do request that you go with one of our guides and stick to one of our tour routes.
Yes. All of our ATV and buggy tour guides are bilingual — they speak both English and Spanish.
Monkey Buggy is located in Playa Potrero in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica.
ATV drivers must be at least 16 years-of-age with a valid drivers’ license.
Monkey Buggy’s 420cc ATVs can safely carry up to two adults.
Children 7-years and older can ride on an ATV with a licensed adult driver.