Frigatebird Hill

tijeretas

The name Tijeretas is a common name for frigate birds so it was adopted for the hill, as these birds are a common sight in the area. 

It is located not far from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. La Predial, a fishing community which was active on the Island between 1952 and 1960, is nearby. The place can be accessed by a road which leads to Mann Beach, its length is 3.5 km/2 miles and it will take you about 2 hours to complete the trek. There are many corners where visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery, and snorkeling can be practiced in a small inlet. Also, Cerro Tijeretas is one of the few places where two species of frigate-birds nesting in one colony can be observed together. One of the lookout points boasts a canon made in the United Sates which dates back to the WWII and was pulled out by the Ecuadorian Marines in the early 1970s for military practice purposes.

Another lookout point provides a panoramic view of the northern coast of the Island including Kicker Rock (León Dormido), Cerro Brujo beach, and Tijeretas Hill. The third observation site is home to the statue of Charles Darwin in honor of his visit to San Cristobal. The highest view point is located at Tijeretas Hill. 

Activities:

Hiking, snorkeling, photography and filming.

 

 

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