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 .
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  • It was possible to see hammerhead sharks by far making snorkeling around the stone. Worth more is need luck to see them doing snorkel, most likely making the plunge. Still depends on luck and visibility.
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  • If you want the experience of feeling small, this is a spot to include on your itinerary. Most of the snorkelling on the islands is near the shore, or at least around a reef where you could (theoretic...  more »
  • Great day to Kicker Rock, beautiful scuba diving (although I went snorkelling the next day on a tour 360 trip and that was almost as good as the diving!). A must see I would say.  more »
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  • Its an ok hotel, the interior design isn't amazing, but for the price its enough. It has air conditioner and a shower.
  • Good for a quick stop, a lot of noises, not for a long-term stay...
  • Amazing place to snorkel or dive (maybe the best of the Galapagos), especially if the water visibility is good. There are several species of shark, including the hammerhead shark. Rays, sea lions, turtles and huge shoals of fish are also attractions.
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  • Good place to stay, has the necessary facilities commensurate with its price. excellent location, very economic, preferred
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