"Boardwalk and path to Crianza de Tortugas" Puerto Villamil Things to Do Tip by MalenaN

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  The path to Crianza de Tortugas
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  • The path to Crianza de Tortugas - Puerto Villamil
      The path to Crianza de Tortugas
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  • The boardwalk to Crianza de Tortugas - Puerto Villamil
      The boardwalk to Crianza de Tortugas
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  • The boardwalk to Crianza de Tortugas - Puerto Villamil
      The boardwalk to Crianza de Tortugas
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  • The path to Crianza de Tortugas - Puerto Villamil
      The path to Crianza de Tortugas
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  • The path to Crianza de Tortugas - Puerto Villamil
      The path to Crianza de Tortugas
    by MalenaN
 

The boardwalk and path to Crianza de Tortugas begins just west of Puerto Villamil. The boardwalk goes over a wetland area with several lagoons where you can see flamingos and many other birds, among others Black-necked Stilt, Moorhen and White-cheeked Pintail. The lagoons are bordered with mangrove vegetation. Further north the boardwalk continues as a path through green vegetation (it is open area for a while). The trees are beautiful with curvy stems. One of the tree species you can see here is the Manchineel tree, which is a native tree to Galapagos Islands. It has got poisonous fruits that can only be eaten by the giant tortoise.

The trail to Crianza de Tortugas is not long, only a bit over 1km.

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  • Written Feb 5, 2012
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