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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  • Wanted to see the Galapagos tortoise, has gone hired taxi from the afternoon. (I do called Highlands tour. To Charter a taxi for normal, will take on the three main spots. It is 60 USD. ) Was not only two, but I was looking forward to have a turtle in big turtle Park. I think you can see should have made sure the morning. Bug spray was walking through the Woods. He wasn't anyone other than us. It was a little eerie. No one maintains, such as kiosks, is uninhabited. Next to the tiny turtle is maintained by the fence where one big turtle. You can see or not see is a lucky.
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  • Fabulous facility, doing an awesome job of increasing the tortoise population. Just a massive shame that it isn't a few km further up the hill where the grass is greener and generally more pleasant. I...  more »
  • An interesting and informative breeding center. I learned a lot and it was a fun afternoon activity.  more »
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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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