Isla San Pedro Nolasco


A popular spot for snorkeling and dive excursions 28km west of San Carlos, Isla San Pedro Nolasco is a rocky island nature reserve that's home to a large population of sea lions. These playful creatures are active year-round. To see pups exploring their underwater surroundings, book a trip during the summer months with Gabby's or Gary's Dive Shop.

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