No trip to Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya is complete without meeting our long-time resident parrot, Makita! Everyone’s favorite feathered friend, Makita the parrot has a big personality and an even bigger heart. She’s extremely friendly and absolutely loves to be petted!
Makita is a bit of a ladies’ man, so don’t be alarmed if she climbs onto your shoulder and perches there for a bit. She loves to eat bright colored fruits and enjoys preening for her admirers. Her luxurious lifestyle is the envy of all!
Listen for her familiar ccrrwww when walking around the grounds at our resort for a chance to meet Makita!
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!