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Lagoon El Junco, San Cristobal

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In the middle of Isla de San Cristobal sits Lagoon El Junco, a large fresh water lagoon perched 700 m (2297 ft) above sea level. The lagoon has a diameter of 270 m (886 ft), reaches depths of 6 m (20 ft) and rainwater remains its only source of rehydration. Thick endemic vegetation surrounds the lake, lush and deep green in color. Birds typically dip by and use the freshwater to wash off salt from the ocean. The trek to the lake offers gorgeous views of thick mist consuming rolling green hills. Expect to trek in wet weather conditions as rain and mud are not strangers to this area. Don't forget to bring insect repellent as some creatures can leaves some nasty bites. To visit Lagoon El Junco on your trip to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, use our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel itinerary maker.
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  • 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 interesti...  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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....  more »

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