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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.)
Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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21 thoughts 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. I got a pic of the Senor Frog in Ensenada and Costa Maya. Too fun! And you’re right, they do look Disneyland-ish. (That’s why the kid inside me liked them.)

  3. 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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