Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal

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Take a closer look at giant tortoises by paying a visit to Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, dedicated to raising and caring for this species suffering from a dwindling population. Observe baby tortoises in cages and older ones roaming around, and drop by the visitors center for an in-depth look at the painstaking efforts put forth to help save this endangered animal. Make Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado a centerpiece of your Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online trip itinerary planner .
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  • We visited other reserves (Santa Cruz, Otoy Farm) and the grounds seemed to in much better condition. That being said, you can see huge tortoises here - bring your binoculars and you find them hiding ...  more »
  • We visited this Galapagos tortoise breeding center the day before we embarked on a yacht cruise of the Islands. Glad we visited, as it was a good introduction to the tortoises and how they have adapte...  more »
  • A visit that part of the promenade towards Chinese port, is to visit the tortuguera allows us to see many of them in their natural environment and others, more small, in the kennel.
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  • Came here in October 2017 since it was too rainy to visit El Junco and we wanted to see tortoises. David Rodriguez (the place is actually called Centro de Crianza de Tortugas Terrestres David Rodrigues) was actually there and we met him! We saw baby tortoises and large ones plus some mockingbirds and yellow warblers. This place is cool because you are just walking through a park and there may be a large tortoise just a few feet next to you. We saw some large adults eat which was pretty neat.
  • Giant tortoises are incredible creatures. Here, at Galapaguera, you can see them at all ages and sizes. The babies and young ones are sheltered and protected. The older ones roam freely; to be able to see them out-and-about in their natural habitat truly is a privilege.
  • OMG tortoises i went at feeding at was awesome.
  • If you're already visiting Galapagos, there's zero reason to miss this. It's not like a zoo of any kind, there are enclosures for the young tortoises, but the big fellas roam free and you get to see them in the open. No, you cannot ride them(or touch, or get too close) As with everything else in Galapagos, it's look but leave alone. They are huge, and the one thing you can touch and get into which really shows off their size, is an empty shell of a long since deceased tortoise.
  • Great place to see giant land turtles and how the National Park tries to up their numbers. They even have a turtle egg you can hold (it's dead though).

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