Puerto Vallarta (part 1)

dsc00503 I am not counting anymore how many times we have been to Puerto Vallarta.

I remember the very first time it was in 2002. This was a 3 weeks vacation. We stayed two weeks in PV and one week in Nuevo Vallarta ( a bit further north than PV).

We stay not too far from the marina where we can find lots of restaurants. One night we walked in this area. I was pleased to see the colors of the sunset and the reflections of the lighthouse …

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We enjoy walking on the beach every day . I will show you what we see. The birds, nice flowers, driftwood, shacks and sign warning us about crocodiles.

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On the beach we see many shacks. I don’t think people live there all the time. They are built with any material they can find.

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On that beach, there are also many restaurants that are popular with locals.

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and now …the crocodiles. It was the first time we saw crocodiles at this spot. Close by a little lagoon. We saw two, a big and a small one. They were sleeping  I think or they were faking it ?

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dsc00576I did not like very much to see them and the fence didn’t make a big difference. Do you know what they eat ? How  fast they run ? I was also interested to know so we did a little research.

The American is one of the larger crocodile species. Males can reach lengths of 6.1 m (20 ft), weighing up to 907 kg (2,000 lb). On average, mature males are more in the range of 4.1 m (13 ft) to 4.8 m (16 ft) in length weighing about 400 kg (880 lb). Fish, reptiles, birds and small mammals make up the majority of their diet. On occasion, large mammals such as deer and cattle  are taken. Their dietary habits in coastal regions are not well studied. Like any other large crocodilian, the American crocodile is potentially dangerous to humans, but it is not a very aggressive species and attacks are rare. The can run up to 32 km/hour ( in the water).

The sky at the end of a day is always interesting to admire.

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On my next post, I will show you “el centro”  (downtown) of Puerto Vallarta.

Thanks for reading. Your comments are always appreciated.

Hasta luego!

 

 

 

 

 

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