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Nice views if you're lucky

It was a really nice place. A taxi can get you there but you'll have to walk 500m up. While you're travelling to the "parte alta" you get to see a lot of microclimates

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Premiá de Mar, Catalonia, Spain
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Premiá de Mar, Catalonia, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was a really nice place. A taxi can get you there but you'll have to walk 500m up. While you're travelling to the "parte alta" you get to see a lot of microclimates

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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295 reviews 295 reviews
122 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It's a very scenic hike around the interesting freshwater lake. The hike is not very steep, but, is quite slippery in places. We saw quite a few of the magnificent frigate birds, returning from the sea, that came to wash the salt off their feathers in the fresh water of the lake. The view of the surrounding mountains through the... More 

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Nontron, France
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132 reviews 132 reviews
46 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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278 reviews 278 reviews
113 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
91 helpful votes 91 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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73 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
18 attraction reviews
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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