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Concha de Perla, Puerto Villamil

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Get up close and personal with marine life when you snorkel at Concha de Perla. Cross over a wooden bridge through a mangrove forest, keeping an eye open for iguanas and other land animals as you approach the lagoon. A large rock formation in front of the lagoon keeps the waters here especially calm, making this area great for children and those new to snorkeling. The clear water makes it easy to see the marine life such as sea lions, sharks, many types of fish, turtles, and more. Use our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary builder to visit Concha de Perla on your trip to Puerto Villamil, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Nice snorkeling spot. Lots of animals, iguanas, sea lions, rays. No entrance fees. Close to the dock. If you are lucky you would be able to play with sea lions and piguins.  more »
  • While visiting Isabela I was staying at The Wooden House which is VERY CLOSE to this Lagoon so of course I wanted to go there to snorkel! The good news is it's free to snorkel here! The bad news is th...  more »
  • Unfortunately we found this gem on our last night - and too late to fully enjoy it. :-( However it was worth the time and we made the most of it. We saw sea lions napping in the Mangroves, colorful cr...  more »
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  • Great lagoon to snorkel for free just off the harbor. It is connected directly to the harbor so what you see in there is always changing. No guarantees what you will see at any given time. The four times we have been there the water has been crystal clear and is not very deep. We have seen a Penguin, iguanas, seal lions, rays, and assortment of fish. The walkway to the lagoon is beautiful and well maintained. There is a well maintained deck with two sets of stairs into the water. Each time we have gone down there we have step around or over iguanas and couple of times sea lions on the path and on the deck. There are benches and places to hang your stuff. The view from the deck is great even if you don't snorkel.
  • Beautiful and free. You can see lots of animals if you're lucky
  • Nice place to swim inside the town
  • This is a good free place. A boardwalk brings you down to the ocean where you will likely step over iguanas and seals. You can snorkel in the water but I'd highly recommend having a body suit as it's cold.
  • One turtle, two eagle rays and a myriad of tiny fishes make this place awesome... Also you can see some sea lions