Yet another close encounter with a puma at Lapa Rios Lodge on the Osa Peninsula. Both puma and guide, Guillermo, were surprised at the chance encounter on a path that leads from lodge to the beach. Luckily, Guillermo had his camera to hand and took this amazing footage (see below) of the puma checking him out and then nonchalantly strolling off along the path. This puma has been monitored for a while now and just last year had a
cub.

Lapa Rios is a luxurious rain forest lodge located on the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula; one of the most bio-diverse regions of Costa Rica. All 6 species of Costa Rican cat and all 4 species of monkey found in the country can be seen on the peninsula, among a mammal list of over 140 species. Steppes Travel arrange stays here as part of fully tailored holidays to Costa Rica.

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