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Las Tintoreras

Las Tintoreras

Close encounters with sharks in the lagoon

Information about Las Tintoreras





Las Tintoreras are a group of small islets just a few hundred metres from the shores at Villamil, only accessible by kayak or panga. The network of Tintoreras forms a patchwork over the stunning turquoise waters of the bay, and this natural shelter is a haven for wildlife.

At low tides, one shallow lagoon is famous for offering amazing views of sharks swimming near the surface - the water clarity is such that they often look like they are floating in air! Other species that call Las Tintoreras home include Galápagos marine iguanas and friendly (and noisy) Galápagos Sea Lions.

Depending on tide conditions and time of year, it may be possible to snorkel here. If this is important to you, speak to one of our Galápagos experts who can advise you on the best itineraries to choose to meet your requirements.

Interesting facts about Las Tintoreras

Stunning turquoise waters - a real tropical scene

See sharks swimming at the surface in the low-tide lagoons

Pictures of Las Tintoreras

Las Tintoreras

Possible Activities in Las Tintoreras

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Zodiac rides



Highlights Close to Las Tintoreras

Animals in Las Tintoreras

Our trips to Las Tintoreras

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