Another beach birding option is Pascuales, a pleasant row of palapa restaurants and small hotels facing the beach and within walking distance of the estuary formed by the mouth of the Rio Armeria. Going right to the end of the beach road will take you near the river mouth. Ducks, Brown Pelicans, Neotropic Cormorants, herons, shorebirds, gulls, terns, can abound here. Follow the water's edge for a chance to see Collared Plover, a regional speciality, but be careful not to overly disturb them. Several restaurants provide friendly service and good seafood and offer a chance to see Magnificient Frigatebid, Willet, Whimbrel, Caspian Tern, and with a little luck, dolphins and distant whales. If you're looking for even more upscale beach dining, head on down the beach, following the malacon walkway about three miles to El Real, watching for birds along the way. Beautiful restaurants and homes line the beach but unfortunately block the view.
To get to Pascuales, follow the four lane highway towards the beach from Colima. At Tecoman, take the main road into the city until you come to the large modernesque sculpture (it's a lime tree) iin the middle of a roundabout. Go right here, continuing to an intersection where you go right. This road leads to Pasquales. As you follow the road through farmland, watch for the vast fields of pineapples, one of Colima's only areas where they are grown.