Cerro Brujo or “Wizard’s Hill” is one of the best white sand beaches in the Galapagos for walking, bird watching and encountering wildlife. It gets its name from its shape's resemblance to a wizard's hat. One of the first landing spots of Charles Darwin, who formed part of his evolutionary theory in the Galapagos, Cerro Brujo is home to blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, brown pelicans, frigate birds, Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea turtles and rays. Sea lions can be seen alternating between playing in the turquoise waters and basking in the sun on lava rocks, while the nearby lagoon offers the best bet for spotting diverse coastal and migratory groups of birds.
Outside of enjoying a walk on Cerro Brujo, activities like snorkeling and kayaking allow visitors to view the wildlife of the area, and the lagoon here, used as a salt mine, is also worth exploring.
The Cerro Brujo beach area is located on the northern side of San Cristobal Island. It is onshore near the Leon Dormido, or Kicker Rock. You must be accompanied by a certified guide to visit.