Author: John W. (---.ips.direcpath.com)
Date: 03-19-10 18:38
Personally, i would do 6:30 to 5:30 and get in a full day. Then you get back to your hotel and can rest. Snorkeling at Flamenco is often up in the air especially if wind is coming out of North and it gets choppy. by the way, i find best snorkeling at Flamenco to right of "Shark Pen".
But to get a good snorkel try Melones Beach - less than 1 mile down town road across from Post Office and past medical offices. It is normally protected from the wind and after you head into the water, turn right and snorkel down a hundred yards or so and enjoy. It is also usually very quiet and you may have snorkeling to yourself.
You can ride bikes from down to either beach. Rent snorkeling gear at dive/gift shop near old school or at ferry dock. $10/day at gift shop.
So catch that early flight, go to Flamenco for a quiet morning, hop on the bikes for a lunch at Mamacita's and then ride to Melones for an afternoon snorkel.
Also try The Spot for lunch for tapas or lunch.