In the middle of Isla de San Cristobal sits Lagoon El Junco, a large fresh water lagoon perched 700 m (2297 ft) above sea level. The lagoon has a diameter of 270 m (886 ft), reaches depths of 6 m (20 ft) and rainwater remains its only source of rehydration. Thick endemic vegetation surrounds the lake, lush and deep green in color. Birds typically dip by and use the freshwater to wash off salt from the ocean. The trek to the lake offers gorgeous views of thick mist consuming rolling green hills. Expect to trek in wet weather conditions as rain and mud are not strangers to this area. Don't forget to bring insect repellent as some creatures can leaves some nasty bites. Our San Cristobal trip itinerary builder makes visiting Lagoon El Junco and other San Cristobal attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Lagoon El Junco Reviews
Went to El Junco lagoon when it wasn’t that sunny for something to do. Short drive to the area and free to get in. Was very interesting how misty and mysterious it was but at the same time this made i... more »
4 people from our tour group took a taxi from San Cristobal to here and shared the cost. The taxi waited for us while we hiked up the volcano - easy trek . Beautiful crater lake at top with many friga... more »
Good view but not very impressive
Nice little 10 min walk up to the lagoon. Unfortunately the day we went was doggy so we didn't see much. Still a beautiful place to visit!
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