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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

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BEST SNORKELING EVER!!

We saw pinguins, school of rays, sea horse, huge turtles, many fish! We went like three days while we were there!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Guayaquil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We saw pinguins, school of rays, sea horse, huge turtles, many fish! We went like three days while we were there!!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice small area reached along a short boardwalk. We saw lots of iguenas and small fish but not a lot else but it is very clear in the water. Over the road from here on the beach there are many sea lions sunbathing on beaches etc. Which is wonderful. We also saw a coup!e of small penguins off this beach... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

La Concha is a short walk from the center of Puerto Villamil (1 km). It is next to the pier where the ferries come in. There is a wooden walkway that ends at the mangrove where one can swim or snorkel. We didn't go in the water that day but saw plenty of sea lions and iguanas basking in the... More 

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Aldershot
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A liitle bit disappointing, but depends when you go I guess. The first day I went the water was so cloudy that I couldn't see anything. I went a few days later and it was clear, saw quite a few varieties of fish and an Iguana swimming next to me, after about 25 minutes I saw one sea lion, it... More 

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Diamond Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our first afternoon, we went here for a short snorkel. While the water was a little cloudy and the underwater landscape has seen a lot of use, we snorkeled above 5 spotted eagle rays--a great memory.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We saw lots of wildlife in this little lagoon: eagle rays, sting ray, sea lions, penguins, and marine iguanas. It's full of life and an easy swim. I gave this an average rating because it is more of a public swimming hole with lots of kids and families, which is both a plus and a minus. If you're looking for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went around noon time. There were a bunch of tours there and it was crowded. There were no sea lions swimming around. They were all lounging under the mangroves sleeping. Maybe going later or earlier in the day would be better.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited early one morning before the tourist boats arrive as can then get quite busy. A great place to snorkel as the water is crystal clear and calm. May have to climb over a few sealions on the way/way back but for Galapagos thats par for the course anyway.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great area to snorkel... and you can snorkel all the way out to Tintoreras from here... lots of wildlife. Good afternoon spot to hang out.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It was a beautiful place to snorkle. I saw a mantaray, and was stung by a jellyfish or sea urchin - I did not stick around to check. The sting was not that bad, and with vinegar it cleared up in two days. It is hard to get into the water, since the dock is small - but you can... More 

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