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Concha de Perla

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The walk to Concha de Perla is beautiful along the boardwalk through the mangroves. You may have step over or around napping sea lions. There is a deck with 2 sets of stairs to the water. There are hooks on a post for hanging bags,...More

Thank jetsonsyvr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only snorkel site near the tour areas that is free to the public on Isabela. While visiting Isabela, we snorkeled here twice. Once at high tide (couldn't see much, water was a bit churned up, etc.), and once at low tide (was...More

Thank Alma R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The best activity to do in Isabela Island without having to pay for a tour! It has a short path to go to the area or not deep water in wich you can do some snorkel. You'll see lots of native animals of the Galápagos...More

Thank Carmen Elena A
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Just the walk through the mangrove to get to the bridge is quite interesting: we had almost crawl over three sealions who were taking a nap and blocking most of the path. Concha de Perla is a good place for beginners to explore snorkeling and...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Bring your snorkeling gear and snorkel here or just have a swim. Depending on the day, you might see sea lions, penguins, blue footed boobies, turtles, rays, tons of fish, maybe even a seahorse, if you are lucky! It is a sheltered area that is...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

If you arrive first thing in the morning before the tour groups arrive it's lovely. We were the only people there for a while. We saw swimming marine iguanas, sea turtles and lots of fish. Several sea lions were snoozing on the boardwalk but didn't...More

Thank hayley c
Reviewed 31 July 2017

You can visit this place just after arriving to Isla Isabela waiting for your bags as it is just outside the dock. You will be delighted by short walk through the mangrove with many sea lions resting in its shadow sometimes in the middle of...More

Thank Artur K
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Nice place for snorkeling with some sea lions and turtles within really nice access from the town. Arrive early and avoid the crowd.

Thank DaniK74
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

You can take the short walk on an elevated boardwalk through the mangroves. At the end is a platform that you can launch yourself easily into the sheltered cove with easy exit. You can either swim or snorkel. The cove is surrounded by mangroves on...More

Thank Ckrenzel
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is an easy 10-20 min walk from the centre of town. There is a small turn off (signposted) to the left just before you reach the jetty area. After a short walk through a mangrove area, you reach a small deck with a staircase...More

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