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This portion of Santa Cruz is so named because it is inhabited by many...

This portion of Santa Cruz is so named because it is inhabited by many iguanas.

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Massive Land Iguanas & Flamingos

Located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island, Dragon Hill is known for its land iguanas and flamingos in a nearby lagoon. The landscape is filled with low brush, cacti, and few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
D C
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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228 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the northwest of Santa Cruz Island, Dragon Hill is known for its land iguanas and flamingos in a nearby lagoon. The landscape is filled with low brush, cacti, and few tall trees. Along the way, we also saw lots of marine iguanas and some frigates.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Amazing place to visit all the wildlife in the Galapagos, this place mainly iguanas every where you look, going about their day not afraid of people, with the stunning red crabs on the near by rocks, very enjoyable hike!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Worth the trip to see the flamingos and iguana'a. We loved walking around this area. More iguanas then you could ever imagine possible.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

It was nice to get off the yacht for a spell and get some hiking in. The scenery was rugged and spectacular but for me, the highlight was the land iguanas. These are majestic giants that go about their business while you observe them.

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Thank MikePare
Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) certainly deserves its name - there are iguanas everywhere! As well as the bright orange land iguanas we also spotted a marine iguana which, our guide told us, was quite unusual. We went late afternoon, which was a good time to visit as the heat of the day had subsided a little - better for us... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited Cerro Dragon as part of our cruise. The first dragon we saw was a bit far but our guide said we were lucky. As we progressed on the path, we saw more and more, closer and closer until we were almost walking on them. Tip: Go early in the morning or in the late afternoon, otherwise you will... More 

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

To get to Dragon Hill you must first disembark on a rocky shore and walk along a white-sand beach that leads to a tidal lagoon. On this lagoon we saw several flamingos feeding, as well as some white-cheeked pintail ducks. From here, one must walk another 5 minutes through a Palo Santo forest until you arrive to Dragon Hill, a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

As with everything in the Galapagos, it's truly beautiful. BUT, having the right naturalist along makes all the difference. It's not just about the iguanas and flamingos, but also all the things you learn along the way. We loved it.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Ok, so we went in the day time in may but it was boiling hot. We were sweating buckets on our leisurely walk and we are quite fit and from northern Australia! Also most of the animals were hiding away so it was the place we saw the least animals by far. The swim in the beach at the end... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

The location itself is mostly visited for the chance to see land iguanas but be aware that if you visit in the heat of the midday sun you will not get much of a view as the land iguanas (very sensibly) will be hiding deep in the undergrowth for shade. You on the other hand will be dying a slow... More 

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