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Av. 12 de Febrero e Ignacio Hernández - San Cristobal, Galápagos.
To the northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an ancient and eroded volcanic lava tuff cone, named León Dormido or Kicker Rock.
It is formed by two rocks approximately 148 meters / 485 feet, named for its resemblance of a sleeping lion.
The rocks form an exceptional canal for swimming, taking pictures, scuba diving, snorkeling, and observation of species like blue–footed boobie birds, Nazca boobie birds, frigates, pelicans and sea lions. Under water, you can observe Galapagos sharks, white and black tipped reef sharks, hammerheads, sea turtles, eagle rays and many tropical fish.
Is located on the northern coast of the San Cristobal Island,the trail to visit this place will take you about 3 hours, accessible only by tour boat.
The main attraction is the coral sand beach as well as a variety of flora and fauna species. It is an eroded tuff cone, which in some of its parts, is composed of lava. The citizens of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno used to extract salt to preserve cod fish, meat from their farms, and tortoise meat.
This is a place to observe marine birds, Cerro Brujo offers an excellent landscape from which you may see León Dormido, the south of the highest part of San Cristobal, and the adjacent coast.
Two halophyte species (Salicornia fructirosa y Scaevolaplumieri) grow here in soils rich in salt.
IMPORTANT: We can offer this tour with our catamaran every week on wednesday, the rest of the days is in other boat.
- Make a stop at: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador.
- The activity to be done here is bird and marine wildlife watching, snorkeling and scuba diving, you can swim with sharks (hammer, galapagos , black tip), rays, sea turtles, sea lions. school of fish.
Duration: 2 hours.
- Stop at: Cerro Brujo, Isla San Cristobal Ecuador.
- Short walk near the dunes and geological settlements, bird watching, sea iguanas, sea lions, can snorkel.
- Duration: 2 hours.