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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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You really need to visit this place several times, as sometimes the visibility is bad, the place is packed and you see nothing, other times you'll see penguins, turtles, sharks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Eugene G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You really need to visit this place several times, as sometimes the visibility is bad, the place is packed and you see nothing, other times you'll see penguins, turtles, sharks, rays and sea-lions.... Beautiful setting and very safe for children and beginners

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Thank Eugene G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a great time at Concha de Perla. We stayed at The Wooden House which was very close to this fantastic attraction. It is easy to get to and the snorkeling was really good! We saw marine iguanas swimming, beautiful fish, sea lions, and even an octopus!

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Thank Carolyn K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk along the path to get there. Many gorgeous and large marine iguanas love t lounge along the boardwalk. The end of the path is a wooden platform with two sets of stairs. Both time we went, there were a lot of people on the small platform making entering and exiting the waters a bit of a challenge. Because... More 

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Thank A L
Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A neat place to swim with sea lions, penguins, and iguanas just a short distance from Puerto Villamil.

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Thank Greg J
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Concha de Perla is located at the end of a boarwalk right next to the Puerto Villamil ferry dock. There is no beach. You enter the water from a wooden platform. Snorkeling is very good. This place is easy to get to, open throughout daylight hours and free. I went once in the afternoon at high tide. It was very... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its located at left of the dock and it's a medium size body of water where u can do snorkel and swim with ur family. Take ur Snorkel set because there u can't Rent one.

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Thank Jonathan H
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good snorkeling but go early as it does get crowded. We saw a few seals and penguins on our visit. We took a taxi from our hotel. We left our gear on the dock and noone seems to bother it.

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Thank Holly3900
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't see very much but it might be because we went there in the afternoon when the tide was beginning to come in. I liked more the way out to the spot and the beach next to the harbor with all the sealions relaxing! If you have time over on Isabella it's absolutely worth a visit, although you might... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk in on a boardwalk near the pier, often having to step over lazy marine iguanas or sleeping seals. There is abundant sea life and if you're lucky the seals will come out to swim and play with you (which they did with us.) If you walk over the reef which is impossible in bare feet or swim... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A spot in the South of Isabela Island, open for snorkeling. I saw more than I expected, penguins, fish, turtles, even a white tip reef shark. The spot is surrounded by rocks, so it's save even with children.

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