Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil

4.4
#2 of 17 in Nature in Galapagos Islands
Get in touch with the local aquaculture population with a visit to the islet of Las Tintoreras. The turquoise waters of the bay are sheltered, providing a perfect spot for sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, stingrays, and reef sharks to hang around. At low tide, the bay is connected to a small shallow pool of clear water, where you can get an up-close look at the sharks. Survey the marine life from a lava deck above, or grab your snorkel and jump right in. To visit Las Tintoreras on your trip to Puerto Villamil, use our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We are with the kayaks gone to it. Was a fun trip with lots of seals that swam around us. We saw penguins, blue footed Börje and snorkelling with turtles and beautiful fish. Super nice guide! Excellent regulated by Pahoehoe Tours.
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  • August 11, 2017
    A kind of natural pool where you can find all the fauna marina which one imagines. The place is very cute and very friendly to mess with mask and snorkel. I wish that yes go with a guide who keep not so tied to them and give them some freedom to explore on their own if they want to.
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  • August 3, 2017
    We asked the agency if we could rent a wetsuit, but the guy told us that normally people don't use it. When we approached the place where we would be snorkeling everybody in our group started pulling ...  more »

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Where to stay in Puerto Villamil

As the largest town on the island and a jumping-off point for Galapagos explorations, Puerto Villamil offers plenty of places to stay. The main coastal road has the greatest concentration, including a nice selection of boutique hotels with swimming pools, spas, and excursion booking desks. Meanwhile, a pleasant set of simpler hotels and guesthouses still offers good views along the coast. Move a bit inland to find a scattering of hotels and bed and breakfasts, offering either resort-style luxuriousness or a budget-friendly simplicity.
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