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Concha de Perla

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to see some cool marine life. Ask about low and high tide before you go because it can affect the visibility. But you will see some neat things regardless of the tides!

Thank Shanen K
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

It's a little hidden. I wouldn't have found it if not for a local showing me the night before. The water was so calm and clear the next day I went and it was packed with swimmers, mainly kids. I don't see how fish can...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This place is unique, you can go snorkeling and get amazed by nature. We saw a couple of dancing green sea turtles, they were mating and offer us an incredible moment under the water. Along with the turtles, there are tons of tropical fish, such...More

Thank HZambonino
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Concha de Perla is a great spot to cool off and snorkel just a few minutes walk from town. I snorkeled there twice - once at low tide and once at high tide. High tide was better - water seemed clearer at high tide. Swam...More

1  Thank mjhvt1954
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The boardwalk to the concha y perla snorkeling site is enveloped with gnarled trees and occasionally you run into a sea lion relaxing obliviously on the walk way. The snorkeling itself was uneventful; I didn't see anything, but it was a relaxing swim around the...More

1  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 19 February 2018

..and watch the sea lions feeding and the fish are more active then as well. The snorkeling was great and the walk from town isn't bad earlier in the day as well-not as hot.

Thank Dancingflower
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This place is awesome for swimming and snorkeling. There are lots of fish, iguanas and sea lions. We even saw an eagle ray and a shark. Best of all is tha it's free so no tour required!

1  Thank Brenda b
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I would highly recommend going here if you like to snorkel. The boardwalk does get busy but once you get in the water you are not aware of crowds. There were so many different fish, sea lions, rays, sea turtles and even an octopus. And...More

1  Thank da50
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The first time we went was in the afternoon and we didn't see a lot of animals, next to sea lions lying on the benches. The second time we went early in the morning around 8, the water was more clear and the visibility was...More

1  Thank Addie2016
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Somewhat crowded when we went in the middle of the afternoon, but good snorkeling just a short walk from the pier where you arrive into town. The boardwalk and dock, that you share with sea lions and marine iguanas, were very busy, but swimming just...More

Thank Rick K
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