At 490m above sea level, Cerro Mesa provides an impressive view of the archipelago. It is an excellent location to observe numerous endemic plants as well as up to 7 species of finch and the vermillion flycatcher. The area is characterized by a persistent drizzle (‘la garúa’) that falls horizontally throughout 8 months of the year. The west side features the largest crater on Santa Cruz.
- Highlights: Spectacular views, finches, vermillion flycatcher, crater
- Activities: Walking, bird watching
- Type of Landing: Dry landing
- Difficulty: Easy