Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal

#2 of 19 in Wildlife in San Cristobal
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Take a closer look at giant tortoises by paying a visit to Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, dedicated to raising and caring for this species suffering from a dwindling population. Observe baby tortoises in cages and older ones roaming around, and drop by the visitors center for an in-depth look at the painstaking efforts put forth to help save this endangered animal. Make Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado a centerpiece of your Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Galapagos tortoise breeding center that rescues and raises hatchlings and keeps them in a safe, protected environment for several years until they are old enough to release and have a much better...  more »
  • This is one of the places that is a must see if you are going to the Galapagos Islands. Recommend that you go early in the day when it is cooler gets very hot in the afternoon there. There is a...  more »
  • Great viewing of this gentle giant - much nicer experience than the Charles Darwin Research Centre - this feels more natural and kind to the inhabitants. They both do great work to preserve the endangered Tortoise, but this feels like a better way to see them.
  • Tortoise propagation center for San Cristobal Tortoises. Has small visitors center then trail that includes nursery (through age 5 years when released into wild areas). Saw several wild Tortoises along their 1.5 km (or so) trail. Would describe trail as moderate with some small inclines and unsure footing. Would highly recommend visiting. Best access is with a taxi ($60) including stops at Tree House, El Juncal, la galapaguera, and China Beach. Total trip about 4-5 hours.

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