El Junco Lagoon, SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND
El Junco Lagoon, located about 700 m above sea level in a small crater which in turn is located within the large caldera of a volcano, is the only permanent freshwater lake in the Galápagos. Its name comes from a type of plant that is common in this area called “junco”. From the top of the crater there are breathtaking views of the Lagoon and surrounding hills. It is frequented by dozens of frigates and you can normally also see Galápagos pintails, common gallinules, moorhens and pied-billed grebes...
- Highlights& Animals: Views of the crater, One of the few permanent freshwater lakes, frigates, white-cheeked pintails, moorhens, pied-billed grebes
- Activities: Bird watching
- Type of Landing: Dry landing
- Difficulty: Easy