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Good hike along the laguna

Rented a taxi to get to El Junco, La Galapaguerra, and the playa chino at the price of $45 for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cobaltbluesantafe
via mobile
Great views if weather is nice

Worth the trek up to the lagoon. Lot of steps but easy walking and around the lagoon the ground is... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
sophia27
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
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“fresh water” (11 reviews)
“frigate birds” (14 reviews)
“short hike” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Worth a visit!

Thank Cobaltbluesantafe
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Worth the trek up to the lagoon. Lot of steps but easy walking and around the lagoon the ground is firm and easy to walk on too, mostly level. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for mist and drizzle. Allow about an hour for...More

1  Thank sophia27
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Visited this site as part of the Highland tour organised by taxi. It is a short hike up to the summit and if taking time to admire the splendid views, the walk around the crater takes around an hour. Blessed with good weather on the...More

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We did the highland tour for $60. We stopped also at this place, which was actually the reason why we did the tour. A little walk with stairs up to the top of the hill. Very nice view over there. Birds where washing theirselves in...More

Thank Elvin A
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were here because we took a highland tour, costs 60 dollar, duration 5 hours. Its a nice lagoon with great views over the Island, you can make a nice stroll over the edge of the lagoon and it took us about 45 minutes in...More

Thank 83-Stefan-83
Reviewed 18 December 2016

In Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal island, most of the taxis will take you on a half-day excursion that goes to El Junco lagoon where you hike to a verdent crater lake with nice views, then takes you to the San Cristobal Galapaguera where...More

1  Thank redcaw
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 not see any frigate birds but a nice short hike...More

Thank 1dragonlady
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Nice walk up the stairs to see a beautiful crater. Great part of the through the highlands of San Cristobal.

Thank RecycledStardust7
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

El Junco requires a steep uphill climb of about 15 minutes to reach. The trail is rocky but good. It's higher in elevation so it's nice and cool. The lake is misty and lovely, with frigate birds bathing or flying around. No swimming allowed, but...More

1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Well worth the trek up the path to view the crater and the view over the Island. The Frigate birds coming in for a wash and a drink was nice to see.

Thank AndrewH161
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