León Dormido, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

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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. Arrange to visit León Dormido and other attractions in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno using our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno family vacation planner.
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  • A great place to snorkel or scuba. The water was clear and we were able to see a lot of marine wildlife. Some of the group saw Hammerhead sharks. Most of us only saw Black Tip Reef Sharks. You should ...  more »
  • Sailing around the rock is amazing​ as there are lots of birds there. We snorkelled at the rock and although the visabillity in the water wasn't great, we managed to see skarks, fish, turtle and seals...  more »
  • Seriously, you see everything here: sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, fish. Actually, you see so many fish that you're like "meh, just more pretty fish, where's the big stuff??". I will say that you wil...  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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