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What Animals Can Be Found In Playa Del Carmen Mexico

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Discover the Rich Wildlife of Playa del Carmen, Mexico

A Diverse Ecological Haven: Animals, Fish, and Birds Await

The Coati can Be Found In Playa Del Carmen Mexico and at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort Here’s a more comprehensive list of animals, fish, and birds you can find in and around Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Some come and go with the seasons.  

Animals In The Yucatan With Wikipedia Links:

1. Coatis (Nasua narica)
2. Spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi)
3. Agoutis (Dasyprocta spp.)
4. Green iguanas (Iguana iguana)
5. Black iguanas (Ctenosaura similis)
6. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
7. Raccoons (Procyon lotor)
8. Central American tapirs (Tapirus bairdii)
The Aguoti can Be Found In Playa Del Carmen Mexico and at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort 9. Central American agoutis (Dasyprocta punctata)
10. Baird’s tapirs (Tapirus bairdii)
11. Yucatán black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra)
12. Mexican porcupines (Coendou mexicanus)
13. Central American brocket deer (Mazama pandora)
14. Yucatán pocket gophers (Orthogeomys cuniculus)
15. Mexican fox squirrels (Sciurus nayaritensis)


1. Parrotfish (Scaridae family)
2. Angelfish (Pomacanthidae family)
3. Triggerfish (Balistidae family)
Sandos Caracol Peacock 4. Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum)
5. Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)
6. Grouper (Epinephelidae family)
7. Snapper (Lutjanidae family)
8. Stingrays (Dasyatidae family)
9. Moray eels (Muraenidae family)
10. Damselfish (Pomacentridae family)
11. Blue tang fish (Paracanthurus hepatus)
12. Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.)
13. Spotted eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari)
Yucatan Woodpecker 14. Octopuses (Octopodidae family)
15. Lobsters (Nephropidae family)


1. Yucatán Jay (Cyanocorax yucatanicus)
2. Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
3. Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Yucatan Parrot (Playa Del Carmen) 4. Frigatebirds (Fregata spp.)
5. Woodpeckers (Picidae family)
6. Herons (Ardeidae family) – including great blue herons, great egrets, and tricolored herons
7. Egrets (Egretta spp.) – including snowy egrets and cattle egrets
8. American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)
9. Yucatán bobwhite (Colinus nigrogularis)
10. Turquoise-browed motmot (Eumomota superciliosa)
11. Yellow-headed parrots (Amazona oratrix)
12. Lesser yellow-headed vultures (Cathartes burrovianus)
13. Black vultures (Coragyps atratus)
14. Peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus)
15. Great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus)

This list provides a more detailed overview of the wildlife you may encounter in Playa del Carmen. Remember that nature is dynamic, and the presence of certain species can be influenced by factors such as seasonality, habitat conditions, and conservation efforts.

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