This week our friends at Casa Las Ventanas in the Makanda Resort snapped a fantastic sighting of a ocelot crossing a small footbridge on their property early yesterday morning. First thought to be a margay, we’ve since discovered that this cat is much too large to be a margay.
The ocelot is mostly nocturnal and highly territorial, with females maintaining a territory of up to 6 square miles. They generally grow as big as 3 feet long with another 18 inches of tail length. Adults typically weigh up to 40 pounds but larger ones have been noted.
The ocelot living near Casa Las Ventanas has been seen with three kittens which means we have (at least) a small population living in the jungle area that surrounds Manuel Antonio. The kittens may remain with their mother for up to two years before staking out their own territory.
Renowned for it’s spectacular ocean views and impeccable design and construction, it’s easy to forget what natural wonders surround the other side of Casa Las Ventanas. At Tulemar Vacation Home Rentals, we’re offering an exclusive discount of $500 on the weekly rental of this amazing vacation villa through August.