Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal
(4.4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our international travel planner, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno attractions like Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • On this site it is possible to see tortoises of different size and age, learn a little more about its development and evolution before being returned to their natural state. Account with trails, which along, it is possible to see turtles and take pictures with them.
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  • A lovely walk through the reserve, with giant tortoises all around us. A great experience. This is breeding centre where the baby tortoises are kept safe from rats etc. to ensure the population of tor...  more »
  • A very interesting place, can be appreciate several giant tortoises to few meters away, a preferred to understand place and know more about the island.
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  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Awww amazing
  • This galapaguera serves semi-wild refuge for the study and preservation of the endemic species of giant tortoises of San Cristobal Island. Coming here is the opportunity to have a close encounter with galapagos in their habitat, walking along the trail allowed visitors. I arrived early in the morning, and after being with the turtles of Cerro Colorado, went walking along the road to the beach of port Chinese. An unforgettable ride.
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  • Turtles breeding station
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