Concha de Perla

– Snorkeling, variety of fish, sealions, turtles, small sharks.

– FREE! (+ $5 snorkel hire)

This is a great little spot for snorkeling. It’s a safe sheltered bay where you can swim alone amongst the rocks. You’ll find lots of fish and marine life living around here, as well as the odd sealion or small reef shark. If you’re very lucky, you may even catch sight of a turtle.

To get there, follow the path marked Concha de la Perla next to the parking area at the port. It’s a decked walkway that takes you through an enchanted tunnel of mangrove trees. Follow it through and you’ll reach a jetty , where you can leave your things and jump in. As it’s a nice safe place, it can get busy with children and families at times.

It’s free to go there. However, make sure you rent your snorkel and mask from one of the agencies in the centre of town. It’ll cost you no more than $5 for the day. The water did feel a bit chillier here compared to other areas of the island, so it’s worth taking a thermal vest or wet suit if you have one.

Concha de Perla, Isabela, Galápagos Islands
Concha de Perla, Isabela, Galápagos Islands

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