Cerro Brujo :: San Cristóbal Island
Cerro Brujo is located on the north coast of San Cristóbal Island; the trail at this visitors site can be done in about three hours, including the panga ride. Its main attraction is the powder-like sandy beach, other than species of flora and fauna.
It is an eroding tuff cone that at several locations is composed of lava type a - a. It is formed by low-viscosity lava that contains little gas and breaks while it solidifies and is pushed by lava continuing to flow from behind.
In the lagoon located at Cerro Brujo, the people of Port Baquerizo Moreno mine salt for preserving cod, beef and tortoise. Today it is a place for watching lake and coastal birds.
Cerro Brujo offers an excellent landscape, where you can see Kicker Rock (geologic formation), the southern part of Upper San Cristobal and the coast adjacent to Cerro Brujo.
There are two halophytes (Salicornia fructirosa and Scaevola plumieri), these species grow in soils with high salt content.
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It is a good place for swimming and snorkeling.
he beach is an open area, but if walking towards the lake, one should follow a single line and only cross by the path indicated to avoid destroying the halophytic vegetation of the place.