Playa del Carmen is one of the best places in the Caribbean Sea to see animals of South America. Have you ever seen Flamingos? They are native to Mexico and live in lagoons or large shallow lakes. You will see them always with other birds and animals, because they are very social. The small park named Xaman Ha Bird Aviary in which you can see the Flamingos and many other birds is very near the city.
What about Iguanas? Do you have heared that dragons are alive? Well, they are not really dragons, but the next to be alike animal. They like dry and rocky habitats and are often seen when they bask in the sun. You will see them nearly everywhere outside of the downtown. The Mayan ruins in Playacar are the most known hangout of the iguanas. If you are afraid of them, then don’t worry! They are more afraid of you then you of them, and will more likely run away.
When you visit the coba ruins, then you will see on your way on the road between Tulum and Chemax many yellow and green Butterflies, which are official named The Orange Yellow Sulphur butterfly. And there will also be Moth, which can be bigger then the size of an adult hand.
Tapirs are pig like animals and are the largest land mammals in the Yucatan. These animals are more active at night and like to live near water so they can swim and cool down. Humans haven`t been good to them in the past, so if you see one in the wild, then consider yourself lucky!
Scorpions and the red legged Hermit Crab, who doesn`t know them? Everybody knows Sebastian of the little Mermaid, who is a red legged Hermit Crab. These guys live near the beach, but are difficult to find. Just be careful with them, they may be afraid of you but they will defend themselves and are dangerous!
Pelicans and Toucan’s are beautiful birds and native to Mexico. You can find them in the wild or in the pelicans case near the sea. You will have to be careful if you are eating something, for example a banana, because they will nick you your food!
Therefore if you are a fan of any of these animals, then Playa del Carmen is maybe your destination for the next languages course!