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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  • August 10, 2017
    We had never snorkeled before visiting the Galapagos and even though the water was cold and rough at Kicker Rock we felt safe. Our boat stayed close by and was ready to respond in case someone got in ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    There is something about Kicker rock that make you wonder whats underneath. If you are a shark lover you must come here without about.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Snorkeling is done as part of a day trip (tour of the island). The water is quite fresh, do not hesitate to ask a full suit and not a shorty. Launch at the entrance to the flaw. From the first seconds it takes a slap before the spectacle offered by the underwater: fish, leopard rays, turtles, sharks-pointed white and black tips, two hammerhead sharks which one was huge. The attendant was not really reassured... The only problem, we would have liked to sit down for hours. In short a memory forever engraved in my memory.
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  • June 13, 2017
    Its an ok hotel, the interior design isn't amazing, but for the price its enough. It has air conditioner and a shower.
  • September 26, 2016
    Good for a quick stop, a lot of noises, not for a long-term stay...
  • February 10, 2017
    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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  • June 14, 2017
    Good place to stay, has the necessary facilities commensurate with its price. excellent location, very economic, preferred
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  • April 8, 2017
    Take it easy
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