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Lagoon El Junco

Address: Ecuador
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Nontron, France
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127 reviews 127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

On the day we chose to visit as part of a tour with our taxi driver it was pouring with rain and very misty, so we didn't actually see very much. There is quite a steep walk to the top, take care some of the steps are broken and when wet its quite slippery. You really need a clear day... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was so cloud covered we weren't able to see much. I generally love hikes but this one was brutal without much payoff at the end. Let me save you the trip by saying that things are very green and lush at the top...

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Tucson, Arizona
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260 reviews 260 reviews
112 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My guide brought us here following the turtle breeding center. It is the highest point on San Cristobal Island at about 2300 ft or 700 m. It's a relatively easy 1/2 mile hike up although it can be a bit slippery before the wooden steps start. There are few freshwater lakes in the Galapagos and this caldera of a large... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very cool to see the birds bathe in the water to clean their wings. A bit of a steep climb but on stairs and only a short hike.

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Sydney
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131 reviews 131 reviews
63 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

nice to walk around if you have the time, it was extremely misty when we were there so we couldn't see much.

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Munich, Germany
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132 reviews 132 reviews
65 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Lagoon El Junco is a nice place but you have to be lucky finding a day with good weather. You can reach it after a short walk through a flight of steps. Be careful, because it could be slippery. We were there and we were able to see the lagoon quite clearly just before fog and rain came in!

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Everyone that we had talked to said that El Junco had been covered in clouds recently. Nonetheless, we decided to go and boy! are we glad we did! When we arrived it was perfectly clear, sunny even! We saw dozens of frigates dipping their wings, diving for a bath. Words cannot describe how beautiful this sight is! Before going, it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Lagoon atop one of the peaks. Interesting to see, and a good variety of birds. Short walk up from the parking lot.

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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is probably a great spot if you can catch it on a clear day. We did see frigates washing their wings and a couple of different varieties of finches. Nice views. Special note: If you have a private taxi driver be sure to stop at La Casa del Ceibo.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I'm a water engineer and even I did not find this small fresh water lake very interesting. It is only fresh water source on the island and dits in the top of a volcano. The views are quite lovely when the mist clears. The mist gives the place a serene feel. The frigate birds cleaning their feathers are interesting to... More 

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