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Dragon Hill - Santa Cruz

Galapagos Islands


Dragon Hill, locally known as Cerro Dragon, is located on the north-western coast of Santa Cruz Island. It is a small rocky hill, famous for being home to a large population of Galapagos land iguanas, hence its name. The local Charles Darwin Research Station is working with the Galapagos park service in order to preserve this miniature dragon species. This site offers one of the longest trails in Galapagos, passing through a desert-like scenery, Palo Santo trees and forests of cacti. The view from the summit will make the trip worth it.

Difficulty: Moderate

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking

Highlights at Dragon Hill

  • High Concentration of Wildlife


American Oystercatcher, Blue-Footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Land Iguana, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays, Greater Flamingo, Nazca Booby