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A popular dive site off of San Cristobal Island, Dona Pilo showcases a wealth of diverse and colorful marine life. The two rocks, which were once connected, reflect what’s left of a lava cone jutting 140 m (459 ft) out of the water. To visit the landmarks, you must travel with a certified guide, so reserve a boat tour or diving trip. If you approach from the south, you might notice the rock formations' resemblance to a sleeping lion, hence the Spanish name "leon dormido." The two rocks join together 19 m (62 ft) below the surface, forming a narrow channel that small boats can pass through. Don your snorkelling gear to see what’s swimming beneath the surface, namely tropical fish, hammerhead sharks, green turtles, and the Galapagos shark. See Dona Pilo and all Puerto Baquerizo Moreno has to offer by arranging your trip with our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online route planner.
Dona Pilo reviews
Didn't snorkel but the formation of the rocks are nice. The boat trip there was enjoyable as well. Those who snorkeled had fun here as they saw lots of underwater marine life. more »
There are so many beautiful & different rock formations in the area that it can be a bit "old" to see another one! Do not miss this one! It is really dramatic and wonderful. more »
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