Laguna El Junco is a miraculous fresh water lake, the largest fresh water repository anywhere in the entire Galapagos archipelago. It was formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in the crater of a now-extinct volcano in the highlands of San Cristobal. Just a short drive from Galapagos Eco Friendly, the lake boasts some of the most dramatic greenery in the island system and is home to a large population of bird life. The hike to El Junco provides the opportunity to climb up the sides of this extinct volcano. From your spectacular vantage point you may see many of the endemic bird species including Galapagos mockingbirds, pintails, moorhens, pied-billed grebes and frigate birds swooping down to the water to fish. The trail is abundant with flora and fauna. The dramatic view from the 2400 foot summit will take your breath away. While visiting the highlands you also will be treated to the remarkable view of San Cristobal Island’s Eastern shore including Punta Pitt, Puerto Chino and El Pescador.