Royal Galapagos
Cerro Mesa
Vermilion flycatcher at Cerro Mesa, Santa Cruz

Cerro Mesa

At 490m above sea level, Cerro Mesa provides an impressive view of the archipelago. It is an excellent location to observe numerous endemic plants as well as up to 7 species of finch and the vermillion flycatcher. The area is characterized by a persistent drizzle (‘la garúa’) that falls horizontally throughout 8 months of the year. The west side features the largest crater on Santa Cruz.

Highlights: Spectacular views, finches, vermillion flycatcher, crater
Possible Activities: Walking, bird watching
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Difficulty: Easy