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Lagoon El Junco, San Cristobal
(3.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is an area of contrast with the rest of the island which is located in an upper part of the island, which makes it prone to fog and drizzle (suggested charging sweater Windbreak), so at this time should be "lucky" to view the Lake. After climbing many staircases (not suitable for elderly people), it is possible to reach the Lake, view birds, take panoramic pictures of the lagoon, some people down a path for closer viewing.
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  • This is a first stop of a $60 4-hour private "Highland tour" via taxi (pick up truck with extended cab). Nice to see different vegetation at different altitude, saw 3 windmills in the distance. Did no...  more »
  • Somewhere quiet with a good view, you can see some birds and tomarce good photographs.
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