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Cerro Colorado (Galapaguera) - San Cristóbal

Galapagos Islands


Overview

Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado is located to the south-east of San Cristobal Island, near Cerro Colorado, hence its name, one of the few spots where you can observe an endemic plant of the island, Calandrinia galapagosa. The Galapaguera is a breeding center, whose purpose is to help in preserving and improving the island's tortoise population. There are trails you can follow to see tortoises in the breeding pens. You can also find information about the natural history of these giant tortoises, the similarities and differences as compared to other tortoise species in Galapagos.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Walking


Highlights at Cerro Colorado (Galapaguera)

  • Giant Tortoises

Animals:

Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Mockingbird, Yellow Warblers, Galapagos flycatcher, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Rail, Galapagos Red Bat