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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
SylvanoT
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
549 helpful votes 549 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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