The Colorful Sea Creatures Lining Cozumel’s Rafael E. Melgar


This week I decided to do something a bit different and participate in Budget Travelers Sandbox‘s Travel Photo Thursday. I’ve long wanted to share some photos I took of the fun sea creatures I encountered while strolling along Rafael E. Melgar, a.k.a. Cozumel’s tourist area main street. This seems like a good excuse.

Hope you enjoy this offbeat venture into not-quite-haunted territory.

When I saw this happy whale, Starkist commercials from my youth popped into my head.

Mr. Maracas Octopus

I do believe she (he?) is blowing a seashell trumpet. That's something you don't see everyday.

This one was my favorite because I love turtles. He obliged me by posing for my camera and giving me a big gin. (Yes, I know he wears a perpetual grin and this wasn't special for me. Let me have my fantasy, okay?)

An example of how the sea creatures line the boulevard's sea wall. There's quite a few statutes and they go for quite a distance.

Sea creatures aren't all you'll find along the boulevard. There's also statues of important Mexican dignitaries. (Unfortunately I was more interesgted in the sea creatures so I didn't note the figure represented in this statue.)

About Courtney Mroch

Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Director of Paranormal Tourism, is a writer, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not jaunting or writing about her latest travels, she's likely planning her next trip --or playing tennis or spending time with her fur kids. Her other passions include movies, zombies, photography, and food. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

21 comments on “The Colorful Sea Creatures Lining Cozumel’s Rafael E. Melgar

  1. Such fun pictures! We were just in Cozumel last month but we didn’t venture far enough down the boulevard to see these. We did find the weird Senor Frog’s mascot. My kids would have loved these! They look like they came from Disneyland.

  2. Juliet, you are CORRECT! They did have some kind of sparkle glitter paint on them. The octopus is cute. If I wasn’t so partial to turtle, that’d probably be my fave too.

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