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Concha de Perla

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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

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Easy to go and great 10/10

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Take a walk what more do you have to do on vacation. Watch all the animals in their natural environment. Many things to see but be mindful of the signs when it says 45 min walk it is and it will be hot everything is hot here take plenty of water!!

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Nontron, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were on Isabela in November for 10 days. We wanted to visit the Concha de Perla but the walk way was closed due to it having collapsed in parts (we were told) and had been closed for quite a while apparently. We did not snorkel/swim - found the water a little bit too cold so unable to swim through... More 

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Park City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A sea lion swam right in front of our eyes, we saw a manta ray, and a penguin in the area of Concha de Perla closest to the harbor, which is incredible. The experience was hindered by the many boats and people populating the bay. Not sure how much better the experience would have been if we could have accessed... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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25 helpful votes 25 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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