Isla Contoy Things to Do
Hey, you came here by boat. It took you 2 hours to get here. If you don't see animals, just have fun, and take pictures of whatever....
Like I said, the weather didn't permit, so there wasn't much to see or do on this particular day. I suppose if you go when it is sunny out, you could probably take optional excursion to other parts of the island, only accessible by boat, and see Carribean Flamingos, and other species of birds.
Some cool facts that I learned, and thought I would share with you:
Frigate birds wingspan can be up to 8ft. Each individual bird weigh approximately 3 lbs.
They glide for hours on end, usually in circles. There are no oil in feathers, so that is the reason, they prefer to fly. Their usual diet consists of sardines, but their favorite food is Flying Fish. They can have 1 chick every 2 years. Usual lifespan, 35 years.
Females identified with white bellies. Males have black bellies and inflate bright red gular sacs when mating season, to attract females.
Also, Turtles, come up on the shores of Contoy to lay eggs at night. The temperature determines whether or not turtles will be male or female. Turtles use the moon's reflection off the oceans surface to find their way back to the sea.1% survive their first year. 1 in 500 turtles make it to adulthood.
There was a family of Manta Rayas at the Isla Contoy beach when I was there. A baby, and two older Mantas. A fourth one came racing up at one point and kicked up some sand. They were very friendly, and enjoyed playing with each other in the shallow water.
Isla Contoy Restaurants
You really don't have a choice. If you are a vegetarian, bring a sandwich. I actually tried the fish, and it was very good! The captain and his first mate do the cooking, and they eat along with you. It's all very casual. While the guests relax on the beach or wander around the island, the cooking is going on. Water and soda, the fish, veggies, and a side dish are given to everyone. There was plenty to go around.