Lizards in Playa del Carmen resorts?
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Aug 14, 2012 9:42 PM Last Post By: gavilan1
Aug 13, 2012 4:47 PM
Lizards in Playa del Carmen resorts?Hello,
I read in some reviews that possibly there are little lizards (geckos) to be found in the Playa del Carmen area in Mexico. I understand the climate is such that many types of lizards are likely to be found. What I wonder is whether the little lizards which crawl up walls and ceilings can also be found in rooms/balconies of 5 star resorts in Playa del Carmen? In particular Im considering the Paradisus La Perla, the Royal Playa del Carmen or RIU Palace Mexico/Riviera Maya.
If I want to avoid seeing these lizards in the room or outside it, should opting for a large hotel in Cancun instead of a resort in Playa del Carmen help?
Looking forward to reading your experience and advice.
Aug 13, 2012 5:13 PM
1Small geckos are bound to get into any open aired building, which is %99 of the architecture in Mexico......
Aug 13, 2012 6:27 PM
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Aug 13, 2012 10:25 PM
4Aren't you the guy that was looking for a beach without crabs?
Geckos are even less threatening than crabs. I've never heard of geckos doing anything that's creepy. Usually the only way you'll know they're there is when they call to each other, and unless somebody tells you, you'll probably think they're just birds.
Aug 14, 2012 12:14 AM
5While theoretically possible, I think it is very unlikely to find one inside a resort or a hotel room. I've never had it happen. All hotels I've stayed in on the Yucatan penninsula have air conditioning, and you will not keep the window or door open for them to get in. The standards in upscale resorts are very high and the doors and windows should be able to provide a good seal for any creatures. You are more likely to have flying creatures enter your room if you open the door at night with the inside light on, so turn off the inside light if you open the door or a window. If by unlikely accident you find one that got in during room service, call the front desk and they will remove it. I myself would not be a happy guest if I had one inside, but I would not let it ruin my vacation.
They will still crawl on the outside wall of the buildings, but I don't see that as a problem.
Aug 14, 2012 2:01 AM
6The little lizards want to avoid seeing you, too. I hear Greenland is nice this time of year, and maybe you'd be happier there.
Aug 14, 2012 4:47 AM
Aug 14, 2012 8:57 AM
8I love to see the geckos. They're small, harmless to humans, and - best of all - eat mosquitos. When they're about, you know that toxic chemicals haven't been sprayed. Not a bad thing, IMO. When I introduced my tiny grandchildren to Mexico and they saw their first gecko, I said he was a pet and his name was Fred, but he was very shy so we had to be careful not to scare him. Now teenagers, those same grandkids welcome geckos (they know they're not all named Fred!), and are not afraid of their larger relatives.
Can't say I feel the same about spiders. Wrong language but "chacun a son gout".
Aug 14, 2012 9:13 AM
Aug 14, 2012 9:17 AM
10I don´t think so Geriande. I must admit I love the cool highlands partly for the absence of hairy arañas, scorpions and slimy or lizardy creatures. I suggest to OP to vacation in Valle de Bravo, Zacatecas, Puebla/Tlaxcala, Mexico DF and environs, all of these lovely places here with 5 star hotels which are just about bug and lizard free, certainly in the upscale hotel rooms. go to the tropics, well lizards abound.
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