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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

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Beautiful and serene

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Just a short walk from main plaza and bring your snorkeling gear or simply googles if u swimm often. Marvellous place to explore underwater for having fun easily two hours, be a little carefull on weekends if you are the kind who love lonely beaches or nature spots. If u are friendly this also is an opportunity place with not... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The activities on Isabela can be a little on the expensive side and there are not a ton of options to entertain yourself otherwise - which makes this free option to snorkel a go-to-place. The water is pretty clear and a great temp. The visibility (on the day that we went) was really quite good all things considered and we... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very good snorkling beach. It was part of our daily mountainbike trip and therefore it is easy to get there. Otherwise it is a 30 minutes walk from town or a short taxi drive away. Sealions everywhere, some pinguins and a lot of nice fish.

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Clintondale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Went snorkeling here with hopes of swimming with penguins. Walked into the area on the new wooden footpath through beautiful mangroves that were littered with sea lions in such a natural setting. The water is a bit chilly here. It seems that fresh, cold water enters the ocean at this point. It makes sense that it would attract penguins. Well,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

So there are a lot of poor reviews just because the walkway was closed for awhile. Well it is open now and it is amazing snorkeling. We saw a manta ray, penguins, sea lions, a seahorse, sea turtles, starfish, sea urchins, and lots of other fish. Very clear and free! Early morning (6:00am) looked incredible and there was nobody there.... More 

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