El Junco LakeFree: All time

El Junco is a lake in the crater of a dormant volcano. It’s about 19 kilometers away from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno town center. Visiting El Junco is free, however, the commute there isn’t. There are hired bus or car that go there but the cheapo way is to bike it. Make sure you’re in a good shape and the weather is nice. It takes a few hours to bike uphill through the village of El Progreso. Good news is, you’ll get to bike downhill on your way back! For bike rental, visit Planet Bike in town (about $10/day).

Address: San Cristobal, Galapagos
Direction: 19km east of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Website: www.galapagospark.org/sitio.php?page=laguna_el_junco

Photo credit: Daniel Kwok (Flickr CC)