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Nice views if the weather is great.

The most practice way to visit it is to take a "cab" , expecting to pay usd 35 for the car, round... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Rafaella P
,
Sao Paulo, SP
An easy, fun hike

El Junco is a freshwater ancient caldera lake that is what caused San Cristobal to be the first... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Jim and Julie M
,
Keene, New Hampshire
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“fresh water” (7 reviews)
“nice views” (6 reviews)
“frigate birds” (15 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The most practice way to visit it is to take a "cab" , expecting to pay usd 35 for the car, round trip. On Sundays, there is also a municipal bus (expect to oay usd 2)that leaves at 8am from the Municipal Market. One of...More

Thank Rafaella P
Reviewed 31 August 2017

El Junco is a freshwater ancient caldera lake that is what caused San Cristobal to be the first Galapagos island to be settled. Takes 30 to 60 minutes to hike all the way around it, depending on your pace. If it's misty/raining, it's hard to...More

Thank Jim and Julie M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

we came her by car and we did not need a guide (it saved us almost $100) a great place for bird watching.

1  Thank zachhinks
Reviewed 21 July 2017

There is quite a climatic difference as you drive from the town up to this nearby volcanic crater. The hot sunny day was replaced by cool winds and misty rain. The walk around the crater was interesting though in spots the track was a bit...More

Thank juanofthejungle
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little lagoon to watch the birds. It is not spectacular or very beautiful. You can walk around it and look at some birds. The weather here is almost always misty so the views aren't going to be special either. Often included in a day...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Rented a taxi to get to El Junco, La Galapaguerra, and the playa chino at the price of $45 for about 4-5 hours trip. El Junco is beautiful laguna, and easy hike around the laguna for about 40 minutes. Worth a visit!

1  Thank Cobaltbluesantafe
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Worth the trek up to the lagoon. Lot of steps but easy walking and around the lagoon the ground is firm and easy to walk on too, mostly level. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for mist and drizzle. Allow about an hour for...More

1  Thank sophia27
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Visited this site as part of the Highland tour organised by taxi. It is a short hike up to the summit and if taking time to admire the splendid views, the walk around the crater takes around an hour. Blessed with good weather on the...More

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We did the highland tour for $60. We stopped also at this place, which was actually the reason why we did the tour. A little walk with stairs up to the top of the hill. Very nice view over there. Birds where washing theirselves in...More

Thank Elvin A
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We were here because we took a highland tour, costs 60 dollar, duration 5 hours. Its a nice lagoon with great views over the Island, you can make a nice stroll over the edge of the lagoon and it took us about 45 minutes in...More

Thank 83-Stefan-83
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