The giant tortoises breeding center of Cerro Colorado is locally known as the Galapaguera. It is located in the highlands of San Cristobal Island, close to Puerto Chino Beach. In contrast to the breeding centers on other islands, many adult giant tortoises wander around freely at this place.
While exploring the breeding center, you cannot only observe giant tortoises (from hatchlings to adults) but also different Galapagos plants including the endemic Galapagos calandrinia.
The breeding center also features a small interpretation center where you learn about the natural history of the San Cristobal Island giant tortoises.

Highlights: Giant tortoises (Chelonoidis chathamensis), native and endemic plants, land birds
Permitted activities: Easy hiking
Tip: Check out the ponds to see the giant tortoises taking a refreshing mud bath.

Activities and visits may vary according to the cruise.

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