Punta Culebra nature center

A two-toed sloth takes a nap near the touching tank at Punta Culebra

A two-toed sloth takes a nap near the touching tank at Punta Culebra

Last weekend, we planned to go to El Valle to visit the amphibian rescue center EVACC, but those plans fell through so we went to the artesanal market in Casco Viejo to pick up some souvenirs and visited Punta Culebra instead. Punta Culebra is a great little Smithsonian nature center on the edge of the ocean that features a touch tank, a little room of aquariums, trails through dry forest, and a rescued sea turtle. There were green iguanas (Iguana iguana) and two-toed sloths in residence around the center, and hermit crabs on the beach nearby. You can also see some neat seabirds like neotropical cormorants, magnificent frigatebirds and brown pelicans while out on the Causeway by Punta Culebra. Punta Culebra plans to incorporate frog exhibits into their nature center sometime in the next year or two, and they will be participating in Golden Frog week this year by having talks and some fun frog-themed activities for kids.

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