The Galapaguera is an ideal place for observing Galapagos Tortoises. San Cristobal Island has endemic species like the Mockingbird Nesomimus melanotis (Microlophus Bivittatus), Chatham Leaf Toed Geckos (Phyllodactylus Leei), and tortoises. The beach, which is very large and serves as a breeding zone for the marine tortoises, allows you to see all of these species. It is not uncommon to see the tracks of female tortoises who have scaled the dunes in order to lay their eggs between January and May.
PM: Cerro Brujo
Cerro Brujo has a white, coral-like beach. You can watch sea lions and birds while swimming. Charles Darwin walked the first time on this coast in 1835. You can find seabirds such as blue-footed and Nazca boobies, herons frigate birds, shore birds, etc. in this lava landscape. It is popular for swimming and observing young tortoises in the protected bay.
Fishermen used the pools of salty water that were hidden behind the dunes to store food and preserve it for locals. You can see the Chatham Mockingbird, and San Cristobal Lava Lizard. Both species are endemic and only found on the island.
You can also find an endemic species of bird called the Pajaro Brujo, which is a small, solitary bird that lives on San Cristobal Island. You can see species such as the carob tree and candelabrum trees. Cerro Brujo is located on the northern coast of Isla San Cristobal. It's a beautiful and relaxing place.