Dragon Hill, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
The Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon) visitors’ site was established by the Galápagos Islands National Park administration. A hypersalinic (saltier than the ocean) lagoon behind the beach is often frequented by bright flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. There is a short walk to the hill, which has rewarding views of the bay and a nesting site of land iguanas...
- Highlights & Animals: Hypersalinic Lagoon, Land iguana nesting spot, Galapagos flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks, great blue and lava herons, lava lizards, mockingbirds, palo santo trees and cacti forest
- Activities: Walking and hiking
- Type of Landing: Dry landing
- Difficulty: Easy to moderate: the trail may get muddy at times, and there is uneven rocky terrain.