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. Work out when and for how long to visit Los Tuneles and other Puerto Villamil attractions using our handy Puerto Villamil holiday planner .
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  • One of the best tours in the Galapagos. Very nice setting, possible to see sharks, turtles and sea lions in the local waters. The mare varies so sometimes it's not possible to snorkel due to height of the mare.
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  • Outstanding snorkelling - tiny sea horses, sharks, turtles, and so many little fish. It was amazing that there was something new to see at every turn - definitely worth the trip.  more »
  • Los Tuneles was a great day trip! The boat trip into the tunnels was fun! We did a walking tour first and saw blue footed boobies, birds and several swimming turtles. The landscape was pretty cool and...  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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