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Well worth the trek up the path to view the crater and the view over the Island. The Frigate birds... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
AndrewH161
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Coolangatta, Australia
Hike to See a Lake

Hiked up soo many stairs in hot sun to see a crater filled with water. If your into geology this... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
sunnysal
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 2, 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.

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Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Hiked up soo many stairs in hot sun to see a crater filled with water. If your into geology this might be worth the hike but for me hauling two small kids to the top this was not fascinating by any means. Bring water and...More

Thank sunnysal
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Interesting to observe the frigatebirds drinking fresh water in the lagoon (crater lake). This is a 10 minute walk to get there.

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Reviewed March 21, 2016

The birds use the fresh water for cleaning, apparently. The aerial displays as they do so are spectacular, with birds only a foot or two above your head.

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

It's 30 min from the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by pickup truck (taxi). Then 10 min climb up the stairs to get a spectacular view of the lagoon. Sometimes you also see a few birds within. Worth the trip. Paíd $ 40 roundtrip to...More

Thank ihuang1
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Reviewed January 28, 2016

Only go if you like a good walk and its a clear enough day to see the lake and birds. We got there a few minutes before the clouds swept in and obscured the lake. It was an incredible site but the people who arrived...More

Thank kethoma2
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Reviewed January 2, 2016

The lagoon is worth a quick stop, but the trail was very muddy when we visited and the clouds were so low that we only got a few quick glimpses of the lagoon. We did see a few Frigate Birds flying over head.

Thank Blabbott
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

Sept 28 Darwin passed by El Junco in the morning but kept on going since it was clouded over. We tried again in the afternoon after lunch. Thank goodness we had our trekking poles to help climb the 400+ steps to the top. Hoping that...More

Thank alohatripper
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

One place to have a cold weather in the island is this lagoon. Great view from all around the lagoon. Not for a long stay, an hour would be fine.

Thank DiegoAlbertoPerez
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Reviewed June 26, 2015

incredible place where San Cristobal get almost all its fresh water from ! nice place to stop for a few minutes..

Thank OceanFreaks
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