Lagoon El Junco, San Cristobal

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. Our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder makes visiting Lagoon El Junco and other Puerto Baquerizo Moreno attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Do not go if it is cold season or rain because they won't see anything, they should go on a sunny day so that they can see the lagoon which is inside the volcano.
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  • September 5, 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 Munic...  more »
  • August 31, 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 ...  more »

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