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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Galapagos National Park, 120506, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a turtle breeding station with all stages of turtles to observe. A wonderful way to see different sizes and watch turtle behavior. You need to hire a taxi to get there.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank mcburtness
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is a good place to see the "growth" of the Tortoises being breed. It was good to have a guide with us otherwise we would just be looking at them not really learning anything. They are being successful bringing them back to the wild...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited this breeding center for turtles and it was quite interesting. They breed young turtles until they are big enough to be released in the park. The tour visit is about one hour. Interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Petrus61
Reviewed August 19, 2018

visit and see all the wild life and keep learning about the animals at the same time it is good to visit...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kitty37421
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Nice to see another (aside from the Charles Darwin Research Center in Puerto Ayora) tortoise reserve dedicated to breeding them and releasing them when they're big enough! Nice habitats. Free admission and guide. Worth tipping the very knowledgeable and passionate guide!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank StorkRN1
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We hired a driver to take us here. I would suggest going as early as possible as there was a large group from a cruise ship when we went. The guides move you along at a steady pace so you don’t get too many people...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting la Galapaguera. There is no admission costs but they do recommend visitors to give a small donation to contribute to the upkeep and conservation of the place. Our tour guide was amazing & gave us a lot of info.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jemz98
Reviewed April 30, 2018

It's great to see all the effort behind maintaining this impressive species. How in this place they are studying them and taking care of the little turtles until they are good to go into nature.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank leo4gzs
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Nice conservation center where you can see the San Cristobal tortoise up close. We were able to see numerous tortoises during our visit. We also were able to learn more about tortoise conservation and their breeding program. You can see very young tortoises as well....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank IssyWA73
Reviewed March 18, 2018

We visited other reserves (Santa Cruz, Otoy Farm) and the grounds seemed to in much better condition. That being said, you can see huge tortoises here - bring your binoculars and you find them hiding near the small watering holes. If you are going to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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November 7, 2016|
Response from jas2world | Reviewed this property |
I spent 3 days on San Cristobal and never saw or heard of a bus. It's all taxis. What you want to do is hail a taxi in town and for $30-40 the taxi will take you anywhere you want to go for 3-4 hours. That's enough to do the... More