Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Los Gemelos is Spanish for "twin craters," which is exactly what you will find at this destination on Santa Cruz Island. The geological areas of interest were once large underground magma chambers that caved in long ago. Over time, the jungle has overtaken the craters. Only the sheer rocky walls are left as visible volcanic rock, while everything else is covered in a broad variety of trees and flowers. 

The short hiking trail can be done as a loop, which in total is less than a mile. Given the short length of the trail and the limited options for viewing when at the craters (you cannot climb down into them), this is a special destination that combines well with other adventures in the area or could be done as a quick stop on your way off the island via the Baltra airport. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Unique geological formations.

Cons

No amenities at the site.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Wildflowers
Big vistas
Geologically significant

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos

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