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Address: Ecuador
Description: 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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Land iguana sanctuary

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Montreal, Canada

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Nottingham
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
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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White Plains, New York
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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7 attraction reviews
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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capecod
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Trail near Dragon Hill with land iguanas, a variety of birds and nice views of the islands

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Marine iguans and flamingos, easy walk after panga ride from ship.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

My family of 3 went on a 7-night cruise aboard the Explorer II to the Galapagos Islands this past May 2011. The weather in Ecuador & the Galapagos is perfect in May. The first place we explored was Cerro Dragon or Dragon Hill which is located in Santa Cruz island. The landing from our inflatable zodiac boat was dry. Wear... More 

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Address: Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz

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