The first thing I noticed when arriving at the Mono Feliz were the hundreds of small crabs that run on the ground and hide in small holes when they feel threatened. Of course I have seen crabs on numerous other occasions before, but these were special. First of all, the sheer number was outlandish and then the colour: black, with orange legs and purple pincers.
Well, Juancho was less excited by those little creatures: he actually called them a real pest, eating every young plant they can find. This makes it impossible to grow any kind of vegetable. The reason the crab population exploded over the years, is, as so often linked to the gradual disappearing of the main natural predator, the racoon.
These crabs do not only live on the beach but in the forest and even on top of the hill. They are simply everywhere. But what was most stunning was to discover they also climb trees to reach new leaves to munch on. So yes, in and near the Mono Feliz, you will see crabs in the trees!