El Junco Lagoon
El Junco Lagoon, San Cristobal Island

El Junco Lagoon

The Junco Lagoon, located about 700 m above sea level, is one of the few permanent freshwater bodies in the Galapagos. Frigate birds are often seen here washing the salt from their feathers as well as white-cheeked pintails and common gallinules. Its name comes from a type of plant that is common in this area called “junco”.

Highlights: One of the few permanent freshwater lakes, frigates, white-cheeked pintails
Possible Activities: Bird watching
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Difficulty: Easy