The critters of Puerto Vallarta

One of the things we really enjoyed about Puerto Vallarta was the wildlife.

We saw some really cool duck-like birds.  Mom, dad, and a whole ton of babies decided to swim in our hotel swimming pool one day.


Ducks in the swimming pool.

We also loved watching the iguanas.  There were old grumpy ones, and young rambunctious ones, and very little ones.  And, yes, they too swam in the hotel swimming pool (and pooped on the side of the pool, which was beyond gross).  Some of them would even eat fruit right out of your hand.


The old patriarch (or matriarch, I’m really not sure how to tell).  Check out those claws.


One of the middle aged iguanas.


A tiny, little guy.  Not sure if it was a baby or just a smaller variety.

The frigates gliding through the sky were amazing to watch.  Sadly, they are pretty much impossible to photograph with my camera.

And, don’t even get me started on the pelicans.  They are the most awkward birds ever, but I love watching them.


Pelican in flight.


Pelican swallowing a fish.


Pelican taking off.

The underwater life was pretty spectacular too.

Misaloya Puffer 01

Puffer fish Robert saw while diving.

Los Arcos Turtle 02

One of several turtles Robert saw while diving.

Now, we just need to come back when the whales are here….and then hopefully we can find the dolphins too.

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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