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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

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Check the Lagoon at High, Slack, and Low Tide

I visited the lagoon 6 or 7 times during my stay. Most of the sightings seemed to be at high tide. The water almost covers the outer rocks at high tide, bringing in more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the lagoon 6 or 7 times during my stay. Most of the sightings seemed to be at high tide. The water almost covers the outer rocks at high tide, bringing in more wildlife. Saw penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, small reef fish and plenty of plankton and shrimp in the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

make sure you go at low tide because i went at high tide and it wasnt as great and the water was completely covering the dock so there was really no where to put my stuff. In the water we saw some sea lions, some really cool turtles, starfish, and lots of colorful fish but we drifted off and since... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went a few times but the only timen we saw Iguanas and any life in the place was early around 6\7..later you will see sting rays and fish and if you are really lucky get a swim with a seal..its a nice place to cool off from the sun anyway and its free!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Isabela  >  Puerto Villamil

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