Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz

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#9 of 19 in Parks in Santa Cruz
Following a short hike at Los Gemelos, you'll have the opportunity to gaze upon the beauty of two ancient lava craters. The trail, which also has a side path, continues for up to 723 m (2,372 ft). It takes you through lush green vegetation, which fills the craters today. Watch for an abundance of tortoises crawling in the craters. Because the path crosses a variety of terrain, be sure to wear good shoes. Add Los Gemelos and other attractions to your Bellavista trip itinerary using our Bellavista trip planner .
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  • The twins are, geologically, speaking considered to be crater-shaped holes and their training was not directly due to volcanic action. They were created by the sinking of the ground surface within cracks or underground caves. The twins there are several endemic plants of Galapagos, including the Scalesia. These giant plants stand out for having Moss along all its trunk and branches. They are like trees more characteristic of the upper parts of some of the Islands. The day that we visited this place was too rainy and there was no place to take shelter. Really if you're not a geologist, you can't appreciate the place. For my worst to visit the Galapagos, as there is nothing to see...
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  • Reaching Los Gemelos requires a 20-minute cab ride from town -- which takes you up into the highlands of Santa Cruz, where you'll find Los Gemelos, a pair of collapsed craters that were formed when th...  more »
  • Here's an idea for a great cheap day while in Puerto Ayora: 1. Rent bikes. We found a very good place up Ave. Baltra (a few blocks up on right side, somewhere near the first stop light). It's an actua...  more »
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  • Came here in October 2017 and it happened to be misty which made for a very unique look where the clouds were in the craters. Just wish I had been able to spend more time walking around here.
  • The best stop in Santa Cruz for birdwatchers !
  • Beautiful hike around seclia trees and amazing view on the two craters
  • It was good excuse to be in the highlands. But the craters themselves weren't much to see. It was a pleasant walk around hearing all the bird songs & spotting finches. But it was best seeing them taking a taxi up with our bikes & then biking down with a stop at El Chato tortoise reserve.
  • Beautiful view and friendly owls at this special spot in isla Santa Cruz.
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