San Cristobal Tortoise Center Puerto Chino and Junco Lagoon


Full day visit from San Crisbotal:

Yes, often done so for a full day.

Driving time from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno:

More or less 45 min. per way.

General itinerary for the day

Today we depart form the main pier and drive towards the highlands, remembering the story of the island by stopping first by the farm of a man that ruled the island in the early 20th century. Then we have three main stops: Junco Lagoon, which is the only sweet water lagoon in the highlands from San Cristobal, the Tortoise Breeding Center, with free land tortoises wandering around and near by to photograph, and Puerto Chino beach, a beautiful sea lion nursery with a sandy beach, and view point. Depending on the weather our local guide will decide if we stop at the beginning in the lagoon, or on our way back, to aim for the best weather. It is possible to do snorkeling today too, so don't forget to bring your equipment and swimmsuit. We will have also lunch today in one of the local fams on our way.

What can you do today?

Sightseeing, small hike, bird watching, animal observation, snorkeling.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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