Makita The Parrot Turns 7!

11/11/11 turned out to be quite a special day at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya! Not only was it the rare calendar date that only comes around once every hundred years, it was also Makita’s 7th Birthday, Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita’s resident parrot! After Hurricane Wilma blew through the Yucatan Peninsula in November 2005, Makita made Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita her home. No one is quite sure where she flew in from or her exact age but since her arrival, she has been a hit with both guests and staff.

Her birthday celebration included colorful balloons, a beautifully decorated Tres Leches cake (an authentic Mexican dessert), her very own peanut bag (her favorite!) and the resort’s harpist who serenaded her with a collection of birthday songs. To add to this special occasion, Makita received a brand-new bird cage as a birthday present! Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita’s owner, Mr. Carlos Gosselin, General Manager, Valter Espinoza and resort guests all joined in to help celebrate Makita’s 7th Birthday! Everyone had a fantastic time and Makita loved being the center of attention for her special day!

Below are some pictures and a video of the celebration!


Caption: Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita’s Owner, Mr. Carlos Gosselin and General Manager, Valter Espinoza

Makita’s Birthday Celebration!

November 11th was a very special day at Zoëtry Paraíso de la Bonita! We celebrated Makita’s birthday! Makita is our resident parrot at the resort. She appeared after hurricane Wilma in November 2005. While restoring the resort, staff members found a beautiful parrot that seemed to be enjoying her new home. We aren’t quite sure where she came from, but she has been a member of the Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita family ever since then!

Makita is loved by everyone – guests and staff included, so we decided to throw her a birthday party to celebrate the time she has been with us! Our resort chef created a kiwi and strawberry cake (Makita’s favorite fruits) in honor of the celebration. We decorated with balloons and some of our staff members and guests even wore birthday hats.

It was a great time for everyone, especially Makita. See below for some highlights of the celebration!