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The Galapagos Islands Sights

National Park Tortoise Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 06/22/2011

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The unattended National Park Tortoise Reserve is one of the few places in the archipelago where you can view giant Galápagos turtles in the wild. An unmarked track leads to the reserve from Santa Rosa. Along the way, keep alert for Galápagos hawks, Darwin finches, and short-eared owls. In Santa Rosa a small restaurant across from the church sometimes rents horses that you are allowed to ride inside the reserve. Rancho Primicias, a popular stop adjacent to the reserve,

has several small shops and a cafe.

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Updated 06/22/2011

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