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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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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  • We enjoyed this excursion. One of the most beautiful one to do but were a little disappointed as our tour operator did not take into account the weather conditions. The weather was not sunny and windy...  more »
  • Went in a day tour to Los tuneles, and what a great time we had. Saw blue footed bobbies, sharks in a cave and swam alongside giant turtles. Fabulous.  more »
  • Outstanding unique place to snorkel into lava tunnels and with sharks, sting rays and turtles. Makes you feel out of this world given the nature of the area with so much life under the ocean. Does not...  more »