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Concha de Perla

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

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Evening swim

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wendy I
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to snorkel: a lot of fishes and sealions. Don't forget a wetsuit, the water is really cold!

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Brussels
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice path along the mangroves. Visibility less than 2 feet, hence i even didndt dare to swim here. Nearby pier snorkeling much better.

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La Verne, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just on the beach, on the board walk, and in the ocean there are seals simply just hanging out. When you walk around on the sidewalk pathway to explore, there were large marine iguanas just sunning themselves. Just imagine -- animals close enough to capture a close up photo by just using a cell phone. In fact, a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You absolutely must visit this spot. A short beautiful walk through the mangroves on a nice boardwalk leads to turquoise waters and wildlife galore! We saw sea lions and sea turtles on our very first day. Enjoy!

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Thank Lyssa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent scenery! clean water, animals every were on land and sea, very friendly. great people. the sea lions will mely your hearts esp. the little baby ones

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1 Thank Mike E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was an incredible place for snorkeling. We saw manta rays, a swimming marine iguana, sea lions, fish, starfish, and sea urchins. This free location offered much better viewing opportunities than many other paid tours I tried. I particularly enjoyed the flexibility and freedom to start and stop when I felt like it and to take a break to sit... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I went to Concha de Perla 3 times, and it was great. The one thing we learned though, is to GO IN THE MORNING!!! The one time we went early in the morning (9ish) we saw much more than both the other times. I got to play with sea lions which is incredible and we saw many more turtles and... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit Concha de Perla in the afternoon, and it was OK. Mind you, it's not the best time of day to go because of the low tide. I would recommend that if you want to all sorts of fish, turtles, ect. ( which is basically why you should go there ) go there in the morning, and... More 

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Kampen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place is a real treat. We came here every day swimming with sealions, turtles, eagle rays and so much more.

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