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Concha de Perla

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Only go at mid to low tide. Located beside the harbor with sea lions, penguins, lots of fish and marine iguanas. Cost is $2 standard taxi ride each way. Best deal on the island......next to the Los Tuneles day tour. I would have paid double for that trip!

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cairns
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Delightful little lagoon bounded by rocks and mangroves. About 10 min down a shaded boardwalk. Might need to step around a few marine iguanas along the way. Jump in or use the ladder. Dangerous currents at high tide. Nearest banos across the main road to pier aren't well maintained - BYO paper & sanitiser.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We couldn't even get to it, water was pretty rough, ride was unusually high, area was flooded and the local who was fishing on the boardwalk recommended to go somewhere else. It's convenient as no water taxi is needed, it's a right turn as you get off the municipal dock on the island.

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Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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