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Concha de Perla

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Liked: fabulous place for snorkelling and having a great swim. We got to see and swim together with sea lions, turtles, iguanas and puffer fish and many other beautiful fishes. Disliked: the lack of information in the area. They could improve this.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stopped here to snorkel. It is free. Water cloudy. Limited sea life. Turtles sometimes. Lots of locals. Best part underwater was seeing the many mangroves and how they grow roots in water. The dock is cool, with multiple sea lions lounging two feet from you, and iguanas all over the place. Stay on island long enough to include in... More

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a natural pool where you can snorkel with your kids and see a lot of beautiful and colorful fishes, mant rays, pinguins, even sharks!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The trail is right by the dock where you come in . Easy 15 min walk from town or take a taxi. It leads to a snorkling area where you can see turtles and penguins if you are lucky. The 1st time we went it was over crowded and only saw small fish. The 2nd time we went after hiking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was a great spot for a cooling swim after our hike up Sierra Negra - although we didn't see Penguins (we'd been told we might!), it was a lovely swim nonetheless. It's clearly a hit with the locals as well.

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

You can see all of this else where in less crowded places. Maybe a weekday is better. Still it is so ething to do and it is only a short wLk back to the town.

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Aylmer, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We walked there from town, it took only 15 minutes. We arrived in the morning and were almost alone at this cute snorkelling spot. In the beggining, I thought there was not much marine life to see, but after a while, I changed my mind. Go to the small channel on the right side (on your right when you stand... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We came here twice... The first was during high tide. It was difficult to see close to the dock because of all the people swimming, lots of sand being kicked up near the mangroves. I swam out to snorkel out by the "stop sign" on the far side of the cove and visibility was much better. I saw a sea... More

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IL, USA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Nice large quiet bay with few schools of small fish typical to galapagos. Iguanas and sea lions swim in and out minding their own business. At about 4-5pm pinguins come as close as 1 meter to people.

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

From the small harbour a boardwalk leads through the mangroves to a small wooden platform, from where you can step into the water to see fishes, and if you are lucky: pinguïns. It is a nice walk, the seals sometimes block your way over the boardwalk and it leads to a nice water to swim

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