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Concha de Perla

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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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$164.00*
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Full-Day Isabela Island Tour
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$230.00*
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Full-Day Tour Isabela and Tintoreras

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Beautiful, Free Snorkeling Spot

Want to snorkel with sea lions and explore tunnels with Sally Lightfoot Crabs on the sides? This is the place to be! The sea turtles and rays were super cool too. BE CAREFUL going... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Want to snorkel with sea lions and explore tunnels with Sally Lightfoot Crabs on the sides? This is the place to be! The sea turtles and rays were super cool too. BE CAREFUL going past the buoys without a guide. The lava rock and coral is VERY SHALLOW and you will get stuck...whatever you do, do not stand up. You... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is still one of the few good and free attractions in Puerto Villamil. The entrance is just by the pier (muelle) from where the tour and interisland boats leave and arrive. You can walk from anywhere in the city to the site. You start by walking about 120m in a wooden bridge throough a nice example of the mangrove... More 

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Sausalito
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did you ever dream of THE perfect place for a tropical snorkeling outing? This is it. I will be blogging about this my website. The place is set at the end of a long wooden walkway and deck area, amidst a pristine mangrove area. It is a large dreamy lagoon, bathtub temperature water when we went, surrounded by all sorts... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's not a hell of a lot to see here and nowhere to relax. Just a small deck to leave your stuff. It's a good place to practice snorkeling and get comfortable with your gear before doing a day tour elsewhere. Beware of the sea urchins. Having said that I did get to watch Marine Iguanas swimming and a Sea... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place but not a must see. It's interesting snorkeling in the mangrove area, while snorkeling saw a penguin, sea lions and marine iguanas. The diversity of fish species is not impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to spend a penny (unless you want to rent snorkle gear) to enjoy Concha Perla. This is a great swimming spot. Don't listen to me when I say that, listen to the sea lions, sea turtles, manta rays, and fishies that agree with me!

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tyne and wear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did lots of tours in our Galapagos trip but nothing compared to the nature we found at concha de perla! It's a 15 minute lazy stroll from the main streets of town and was never over crowded when we were there. In the 2 days we hadn't booked tours we came down here to snorkel. The water is cold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent to the arrival and departure wharf is a nice little snorkeling spot with a good range of marine life putting in an appearance - we saw penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions (of course), a ray or three, and they tell us that sea turtles and small sharks are often visible too. The pond is small and won´t overwhelm you.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy this free lagoon a few minutes away from Puerto Villamil. You will be able to swim with sea lion, turtles, iguanas and some fishes. Bring your snorkeling kit!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An opportunity to snorkel the beautiful pristine lagoon should not be missed. It's the local swimming hole, with benefits!

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