Galapagos Information - Columbus TravelSanta Cruz Island

Los Gemelos

Los Gemelos, Spanish for The Twins, are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz. The larger of the two volcanic pits is featured here. In contrast to the dry coastal lowlands, the highlands are covered by mist in the garua (foggy) season and receive thus much more moisture and support a more luxuriant vegetation.


Highlights: Luxuriant vegetation
Animals: Vermillion flycatchers, woodpecker finches, short eared owls
Difficulty: Easy
Landing: Dry

*Note that the listed activites may differ depending of the time of the day of your visit, cruise itinerary and National Park regulations.

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