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Reserva El Chato

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Reserva El Chato

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Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
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Concha Perla - Daily Tour Isabela Island - From Santa Cruz - Islas Galápagos
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Concha Perla - Daily Tour Isabela Island - From Santa Cruz - Islas Galápagos
the flamengos lagoon, galapaguera and the wetlands that are nesting sites for birds and turtles.<br> we went to the beach where we found the water iguanas resting and the blue-footed boobies, feeding on the small fish, to walk for 15 minutes along the beach.<br>Concha de Perla is a natural pool with crystal clear sea water, ideal for swimming and snorkelling with sea lions, sea iguanas, a wide range of fish and occasionally penguins and rays.
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tobibetnolan wrote a review Jun 2020
Williams Bay, Wisconsin26 contributions7 helpful votes
The tortoises roam freely and the habitat is well cared for. Their size is impressive and a sight to see. You can take your time walking the grounds to observe these beautiful creatures and the lava tunnels.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore9,936 contributions422 helpful votes
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I only have enough time for 1 activity on Santa Cruz and chose to visit this place since this is where you can see giant tortoises roaming around freely (and not in a enclosed research or breeding centre). In fact, you can already find them by the roam on the way to El Chato.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Myo M wrote a review May 2020
Coquitlam, Canada17,142 contributions532 helpful votes
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It was enjoyable to see "giant tortoises" at Charles Darwin Research Station just a day before this site, but it was both "enjoyable & exciting" to see them here on an "open ground" (not within the confines of any enclosure as is the case for those at Charles Darwin) scattered
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Date of experience: December 2019
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301lisa33 wrote a review May 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom1,245 contributions210 helpful votes
There are very many tortoises here, some huge and therefore ancient, which you can wander around. The animals are free to wander around and in and out of the reserve area. Boots are available but, depending on the season, may not be necessary. There is some birdlife here too.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Cherie C wrote a review May 2020
Sydney, Australia503 contributions109 helpful votes
The reserve is definitely worth the visit. You can wander around on your own or hire a guide. Once you get your boots on at a small cost (they are a must), you are free to walk through the reserve and watch the tortoises strolling freely in and out of the park. They are NOT
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Date of experience: March 2020
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