Twin craters in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island - Galapagos
Galapagos Islands travel visitor sites - Los Gemelos / Twin Craters
The Gemelos (twins) are a pair of craters approximately 30 meters deep located on either side of the road to Baltra (island where the airport lies). The holes could be created because of a volcanic explosion or because of magma chambers inside earth.
You will find Los Gemelos on the road to Baltra, beyond Santa Rosa ; if you are lucky, take a camioneta all the way, otherwise to Santa Rosa, then walk. A good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl. The sorrounding forrest is full of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler.
The highlands and settlement area of Santa Cruz are worth seeing for the contrast of the vegetation with the arid coastal zones.
To Santa Rosa and Bellavista From San Francisco school in Puerto Ayora, 3 daily buses leave for Santa Rosa and Bellavista, 30 min trip, return immediately; fare for all destinations US$0.40. On roads to the main sites hitching is easy but expect to pay a small fee.