Looking for info regarding Galapagos attractions? The El Junco Lagoon is actually a crater lake and not a lagoon like the name suggests, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is one of the most gorgeous places in San Cristobal Island. The crater itself was formed by the collapsed caldera of a volcano that has been extinct since the last-known ice age. Being on the highlands, it slowly fills with rainfall, making it one of the only freshwater sources on the island. Other than a panoramic view, visitors will also see flora and fauna that is popular in the area such as the endangered Galapagos miconia and the endemic San Cristobal mockingbird.
This beautiful island of Floreana in Galapagos is known for Post Office Bay that allows you to visit popular wooden barrel. Whalers had set up a postal service in 18th century here. Also, discover coral formations at Champion and Devil’s Crown and enjoy the thrill of snorkeling. At La Loberia islet, you can watch colonies of sea lions and big parasitic cones over the landscape. Baltra is one of the smallest islands in Galapagos. This island has the main airport, where you can land in this province from the mainland Ecuador. In the north of this exquisite island, you can explore Mosquera, an amazing sandy bank and abode of sea lions’ colonies. Read additional info on Galapagos Last Minute Deals.
To really go deep into the hidden world of the Galapagos suit up and dive down on a scuba adventure. You can sign up for a scuba diving course (PADI) on the islands in advance, but without previous training you won’t be able to make some of the advanced dives available. It is best to train as a scuba diver before you visit the islands to make the most of this unique location. Plenty of divers have seen white-tip sharks, marine iguanas, penguins, golden rays, hammerheads, Galapagos sharks and even whale sharks on their dives! Some of the best spots include Wolf Island and Darwin Island. Please note that you require to be a licensed diver.
A giant Galapagos tortoise ranch, Ranchos Primicias lets visitors walk the land where tortoises roam free. The Galapagos tortoise is one of the most iconic animals of the Galapagos Islands, and no trip there is complete without seeing one. This particular species of tortoise can live as long as 150 years and grow to weigh over 400 pounds. Visitors can walk around the ranch, take pictures with the docile creatures, and explore flora and fauna while there. There’s a small cafe where visitors can refresh and have a snack as well as a souvenir shop to take a little bit of Ranchos Primicias back home with them.
Nemo Galapagos is a family-owned business sailing the Galapagos Islands since 1985. We are the owners and direct operators of three catamaran boats available for cruises in the Galapagos Islands: Nemo I, Nemo II and Nemo III; all specializing in naturalist cruises. Nemo Galapagos cruises are very well recommended by international visitors on traveler forums. Glowing reviews are available on Trip Advisor for all of our two boats. See more info on Galapagos Cruises.