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Two small islands make up the third largest reef coral barrier in the world and the only one that flanks volcanic islands; it descends in terraces and walls to a depth of 30 m and from there, to much greater depths.
Go to The Peak, a huge crag and natural reserve. Walk to Fort Morgan and Playa de Agua Dulce on the McBean Lagoon Parkway or to Manzanillo. Participate in regattas with the natives, watch horse races, arrive in Santa Catalina at sunset, enjoy music played with typical instrument like the donkey jaw and the tina, or tinajo, and watch the migration of black crabs between April and July.
La Chimenea, La Tortuga, Felipe’s Place, Tete’s Place, Manta’s City, Valle de las Esponjas, El Planchón, and Table Rock are among more than 40 diving spots. Table Rock resembles Swiss cheese on account of the many tunnels that connect to each other and where nurse, whitefin, blackfin, and gray sharks may be observed.
At hotels and tourist inns.