Los Tuneles, Puerto Villamil

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Los Tuneles is known for snorkelling opportunities, packed with so much sea life it’s been compared to snorkelling in an aquarium. Take an hour-long boat ride to the site, where along the way you’ll likely see giant manta ray, sea turtles, and sea lions, as well as views of the coast. Once you reach the popular spot, use your snorkelling gear to explore a maze of lava tubes and marine life. You’ll likely be able to get up close to many animals, such as colorful angelfish, white-tipped reef sharks, and even penguins. Several tour companies offer excursions; do your research to select the right one. Plan your visit to Los Tuneles and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Puerto Villamil tour planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We arrived to see stunning blue water and black lava rocks forming tunnels with sea lions, penguins, white ripped sharks and Blue Footed Boobies nesting with their fledglings. It felt like we were on ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Very beautiful place. Because of an accident and rough seas we were allowed to not by boat to the tunnels and are we sure stopped for snorkeling. Gorgeous! Our guide Juan Carlos was fantastic.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The tunnels are a dream, make you want to pull there itself, though it can not be... It is completely going to walk by them and marvel at watching the landscape and transparent pools that form. Highly recommended!
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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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