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Concha de Perla

Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Tucson, Arizona
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252 reviews 252 reviews
107 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Walked the wooden pathway along the mangroves to the dock stepping around marine iguanas, colorful sally lightfoot crabs and sea lions. In the bay are sea lions, small little penguins, rays and sea turtles. This is a delightful place to swim, snorkel or just walk around on the docks and the sand. And it's free. My hotel did supply snorkel... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Access walkway closed, had to swim through harbour. Cold water and poor visibility. We loved the sea-lions, pingiunos, marine iguanas, turtles and baby puffer fish.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

So close to town. Super easy to swim out past the break into ocean proper and saunter over to Los Tintoreras. I felt privileged to go swim here every evening.

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burnaby
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Tried to visit the concha, there was a stop sign nailed into the posts as well as wooden bars nailed across. I don't think this attraction is available anymore, or at least it doesn't seem like it is at the moment.

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Los Angeles
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18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

see my review of the Tintoreras as the tours usually do both together. The area for snorkeling was just ok. nothing that great to see. Saw far more, and had more fun with the sea lions, snorkeling in the harbor area.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a place near the port where you can snorkel for free! We went once at medium tide and once at low tide And found the low tide quite difficult to swim around in. We were lucky enough to snorkel with sea lions and spot penguins on the rocks. Be careful of the currents if you head too near... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We snorkeled Concha de Perla as our second snorkeling trip in the Galapagos. We thought it was amazing and my favorite part was snorkeling with the penguins and sea lions. The sea lions played with us and swam all around us. I was grinning ear to ear when I got out of the water. If you go to Isabela, don't... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went snorkeling at Concha y Perla. This is a free cove, right near the port. I didn't see much as I cut my foot pretty badly when I got swept out to sea. the bubble rope that denoted danger had gotten free from its anchor and was invisible. I got dragged out to sea on an extremely strong current,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

perfect for swimming, cause there weren't big waves. But we didn't see so much sea animals as it was promised.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is the best snorkeling you can do. I had penguins pass right by in the water. Very cool location and you can go there for FREE

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