Galapagos Information - Columbus TravelSanta Cruz Island

Lava Tunnels

Immense underground lava tunnels are present in parts of Santa Cruz; in some places extending for several kilometres, enclosed by high jagged walls that disappear into the gloom. These tunnels were formed when cooler outer parts of lava flows hardened into thick rock walls, providing insulation to keep the air flowing inside.


Highlights: Scenery
Animals: Lava lizards
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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