Cerro El Baul, Quetzaltenango

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National Park
Cerro El Baúl, also known as El Baúl, is a forested lava dome overlooking the valley of Quetzaltenango. It is located about 3 km north of the Almolonga volcano, at the south-eastern edge of the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala and is one of the city's last remaining green areas.Cerro El Baúl covers an area of 2.40 km² and was declared a national park in 1955. The park is under serious threat due to illicit extraction of trees and advancing urbanization crossing the park borders.
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  • this is a quick hike up to get a view of Xela. I went with a group of other students studying here. I have been told to go in a group and take proper precautions for thieves. With proper precautions, ...  more »
  • Winding road leads uphill. There no people and only the top women in traditional garb sing national songs. Hence, a great view, and the road is worth each step.
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  • Beautiful park, you can ride a roller coaster or a mini picnic, there are barbecue facilities. With a beautiful view of Quetzaltenango!
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