León Dormido, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

A popular dive site off of San Cristobal Island, León Dormido showcases a wealth of diverse and colorful marine life. The two rocks, which were once connected, reflect what’s left of a lava cone jutting 140 m (459 ft) out of the water. To visit the landmarks, you must travel with a certified guide, so reserve a boat tour or diving trip. If you approach from the south, you might notice the rock formations' resemblance to a sleeping lion, hence the Spanish name "leon dormido." The two rocks join together 19 m (62 ft) below the surface, forming a narrow channel that small boats can pass through. Don your snorkelling gear to see what’s swimming beneath the surface, namely tropical fish, hammerhead sharks, green turtles, and the Galapagos shark. See León Dormido and all Puerto Baquerizo Moreno has to offer by arranging your trip with our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online route planner .
Create an itinerary including León Dormido
map
León Dormido Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
884 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • amazing experience swimming among turtles, sea lions and sharks and galapagos. Still remember it because the marine fauna you can find there, into the open sea and with an impressive rocky islet is impressive. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    View original
  • We have snorkeled in many places around the world and Kicker Rock ranks as a great place to see so many fish! I wish we could have stayed even longer. There is so much sea life to watch. We swam all t...  more »
  • It’s a 30-minute boat ride from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. A volcanic islet where snorkeling and scuba is a fantastic experience. We saw sharks, turtles, rays, sea lions, and all kind of fish. Fabulous ...  more »
Google
  • This is a very nice place for snorkeling and diving! We've been there on a guided tour and it was magical. You can see there a lot marine life (of course it always depends on the weather conditions). I've been lucky and saw a hammerhead shark as well as some other types of sharks. Sea turtles, colorful fishes from tiny to big and big swarms of fishes. It's a great feeling when you get pushed into the "canyon" by the waves and get in the next moment pulled out while you watch the fishes underneath doing the same movement.
  • Over the course of virtually any clear day, sunlight vividly illuminates the infamous rock formation, Roca León Dormido, in the Galápagos Islands. While on a cruise, I was relaxing on deck after a shore excursion when I noticed the unique photo opportunity provided by the early evening sunlight’s painting the rock in its glow. Not having my 35mm camera with me, I captured the accompanying image below with my iPhone. This was a moment I did not want to miss.
  • Such an amazing location to visit. I did a few dives here while my, generally non aquatic, wife did some snorkeling. This location is perfect for everyone. The currents are not too strong and the surface not too rough (my wife gets sea sick easily and had NO issues here). On my dives I saw an array of different sharks (Galapagos, Hammerheads, reef sharks), sea turtles, etc. Highly recommended and I cannot wait to return.
  • Impressive snorkeling spot
  • Very good spot for diving and snorkelling. 15-25mts of depth at the top and reach 90mts of depth. A beautiful place. I recommend diving!
    View original
Places to stay near León Dormido

Plan your trip to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to León Dormido by other users

6 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM ECUADOR June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM ECUADOR May, culture, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Peru, Uyuni & Ecuador BY A USER FROM URUGUAY June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM ECUADOR May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Galapagos Islands & Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans