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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  • We went snorkeling to Kiker Rock and we saw white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, Galapagos sharks, sea lions, and so many different fishes. It is also possible to see hammerhead sharks. I recommend ...  more »
  • I visited Kicker Rock as a part of the Tour 360 for $150 per person. I have a friend who visited just Kicker Rock for snorkeling for $100, which I would recommend as you get more time around the rock ...  more »
  • Did the tour 360 ° that is super recommended and the last stop is Leon asleep or Kicker Rock, where you say... tirate of the boat in sea open with water cold (by that ask the wetsuit or costume of neoprene since helps much) and do snorkel while time the almost infinite down yours... If have luck can see turtles, stripes wolves and sharks as well as fish of various colors and beware of jellyfish that the day we went was mined small jellyfish of all shapes and colors.
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  • Good for a quick stop, a lot of noises, not for a long-term stay...