Bonaire – Lizards, Iguanas And Geckos

We see all three, lizards, iguanas and geckos all the time, almost everywhere we travel. We see small ones and very large, colorful ones too. They are always cool to see, at least to me. The iguanas come in so many different colors, and many of them change colors to help camouflage themselves as well. They are all over the island of Bonaire just as you would expect too.

Lizards have around 5,500 species all over the world where gecko has about 1000 species, and iguana has approximately 30 species spread over the region. Lizards can be found all over the world. Geckos are typically found in the southern United States, northwest Mexico, southeast Asia, North, Central and South America, the Caribbean islands and the Mediterranean area of southern France to north Africa. One can see Iguanas in southern Asia, Australia, North and South America and the islands of the West Pacific. Lizards can be found all over the world. Lizards can be tropical, nocturnal or ideal for any region depending on the nature of the species. Gecko is mainly nocturnal Lizard. Iguana is a tropical lizard. Lizard has four legs, external ear openings, and moveable eyelids. Gecko has soft, smooth skin, thin tail, short, stout body, large head, and well-developed limbs with adhesive pads on toes. This particular pad helps gecko to climb in the glass and makes gecko unique among the others. Iguana has a thick, scaly skin, sharp nail and teeth. It has spines down its back. Its size is larger compared to others in the same suborder. The females weigh half of the males.

This colorful iguana was just chilling and hanging in the shade outside C’est La Vie. Bonaire – C’est La Vie I went walk-about with my camera, playing tourist, as I was waiting for our lunch to be prepared. These are different iguanas and lizards.

This big guy was listening to our initial mandatory dive briefing, at The Divi.

These are the geckos we tend to see most often on our travels.

And of course, we see all kinds of fun pictures of these critters as well.

Keep it real. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

21 thoughts on “Bonaire – Lizards, Iguanas And Geckos”

  1. Nice! I can also find those 3 at my house. The geckos color are usually cool. For the iguana, sometimes its appear on the tree or running to the tree. For the small lizard, they are the easiest to be found here.

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      1. Yes! If you get the chance, come visit Indonesia. Actually, alot of people around the world know my country from our Bali island. But we do have another beautiful islands to be visited as well. 😄✨

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