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Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon)

Address: Ecuador
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Ranked #8 of 10 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Owner description: This portion of Santa Cruz is so named because it is inhabited by many iguanas.
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Livermore, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
538 helpful votes 538 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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