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El Junco Lagoon has a surface of 60.000 m2 and a volume of water of 360.000 m3, equivalent to 9 million gallons.

Its diameter is 270 meters/885 feet and its maximum depth is 6 meters/19 feet. The only inflow of water to the lake is via rainfall. During a drought, the water level decreases up to a 1 meter/3 feet and when heavy rains occur water levels may increase so drastically, that it may overflow and form a stream through the vegetative and agricultural areas surrounding.

The lake is 19 km/11 miles away from the Port Baquerizo Moreno. It is caldera of a now extinct volcano, which is not easy to detect unless the observer has some geological knowledge.


Hiking, birdwatching, photography and filming.