Santa Cruz Highlands

Santa Cruz Highlands – Santa Cruz Islands


This trail starts in Bellavista, and offers the energetic visitor (with a guide) the chance to walk through the agricultural zone into the National Park and through the Miconia Zone to the Fern and Sedge Zone. On the way, it passes the crescent-shaped volcanic cone named Media Luna standing in the centre of Santa Cruz. And then leads on to the summit of Cerro Crocker, at 86 m. On a clear day the views are magnificent. Besides a range of high altitude vegetation, the visitor may see, or more likely hear, the elusive Galapagos rail. The large Galapagos petrel (formerly called the dark-rumped or Hawaiian petrel) breeds in this area nut is not likely to be seen in daylight. Near the top of the island there are tree ferns.   


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