These 12 hectar El Chato ranch is part of a much former livestock farm that is not in use anymore. The Arias Family who own the ranch have been promoting tourism in this area of Santa Cruz for over 20 years now. At the ranch you have time to walk between the trees and search for the giant tortoises that prefer to stay close to the small lagoons. Afterwards you will also visit the lava tubes. These impressive underground tunnels were formed when the outside skin of a molten-lava flow solidified. When the lava flow ceased, the molten lava inside the flow kept going like a river, emptying out of the solidified skin and thus leaving tunnels.