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Heather
Las Vegas, NV530 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
This was really cool to see and I wouldn't have known it was there if it weren't for my taxi driver because there isn't any signage from the road. There are two gemelos and as you walk to both of them you walk through forest with owls and Darwins's finches. It's a quick stop, but one worth doing.
Written 6 October 2022
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Kris L
Oak Ridge, TN49 contributions
Jul 2022
Los Gemelos ("The Twins") are volcano calderas located along the main road on Santa Cruz Island. This was the first stop on our Galapagos tour. Even though the sun was shining at the port, the highlands were cool and drizzling rain, this was the only time our group had to break out the rain gear. Seeing the two calderas was especially interesting to the geologists in our group. Plant enthusiasts will enjoy the trees, mosses, lichens, and wildflowers seen along the trails.
Written 18 July 2022
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jakemisra
Boston, MA37 contributions
Jul 2021
If you can come early in the morning, you'll be the only one here. Typically you can get a cab from town for pretty cheap and they'll wait up for you. The views of the sinkholes are stunning in all kinds of weather.

Don't count on seeing the vermillion flycatcher. They used to be around here (there are signs that say to look for them) but the locals say they've been driven away by the highway that cuts through this location. I visit several times and did not find any. Only spotted a woodpecker finch once as well.
Written 5 February 2022
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navinpasari
New York City, New York217 contributions
Dec 2021
Just a hole in the ground. No point in making a special trip to it, but if its on your way, you can stop for a couple of minutes..
Written 3 January 2022
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,281 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
This is a unique experience in the higlands. We took a taxi to visit. Ivang was a very helpful driver. Its a loop. We parked the car in one end. We took a walk. Its a burst of Scalesia trees, Moss, greenery and amazing vegetation. There is a sunken crater and tunnels you can observe as you walk around. There are multiple craters and paths to walk around. You also cross the road and come onto the other side. We saw birds along our way. Its definitely worth a visit..free entry.
Written 27 December 2021
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA3,176 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Located about half way between Canal Itabaca and Puerto Ayora and right off the main road, this makes for an easy visit and stopping point. We ended up touring it with a guide on our last day on Santa Cruz Island. We only spent half an hour walking around the top of the collapse craters as there is no access to the forested bottoms. It was ok, but there are other more exciting things to do if time is short.
Written 16 August 2021
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mingfatsai
Grand Island, NE4,611 contributions
May 2021
Easy to reach from the road, you'll enjoy the lush trails and the dip down into the nearby caves. Compared to some of the drier islands, this is a good Cloud forest experience. If you bring binocs, you can look for interesting, easy to spot birds cruising the crater floors.
Written 22 June 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,579 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
We had a great half first day tour around Los Gemelos, as we walked on the edge of a few large craters. We also walked with giant Tortoises, as well as wondering inside some Lava Tunnels!
Written 20 January 2021
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,875 contributions
Nov 2019
These twin craters are collapsed magma chambers. They are located fairly central in Santa Cruz. The craters are impressive but they are surrounded by interesting forest with wildlife
Written 16 May 2020
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Oztotl
Corvallis, OR206 contributions
Mar 2020
The scale of these 2 collapses is impressive! You don't see this size of collapse very often. Worth the stop just to peak over the rim which doesn't take much time.

The wilderness around them is wonderful, moss "dripping" off trees. Birds singing everywhere. The trails are not well maintained so I recommend long pants if you want to wander much. Stop, listen and look - yellow warblers, Galapagos mockingbirds, and a variety of finches. We had hoped to spot a Vermilion flycatcher but that didn't happen. Sad to see all of the blackberries but - wandering through the jungle was amazing (good thing I trust my husband though!).
Written 10 March 2020
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