Cerro El Baul, Quetzaltenango

3.6
#7 of 16 in Nature in Western Highlands
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. Arrange your visit to Cerro El Baul and discover more family-friendly attractions in Quetzaltenango using our Quetzaltenango trip planner .
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  • Walking abit towards the camping area and you'll find the best slides ever. Bring something to slide down on (i recommend a crushed water bottle) and a pair of extra pants incase you rip yours  more »
  • One of the places that can not miss on your visit to the magical city of Xela, the view for the city is impressive. If you are travelling with children carry them warm. It is also an ideal place for a family steak.
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  • I have been up to Baul many times. Each time has it's own set of memories, however, if there were another place to hike and go for a view in Xela I would definitely choose that instead. Make sure if y...  more »
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  • Good for walking, a little lonely. We recommend. Climb in auto or in group large. .. If it walks like 1 HR and 20 min uphill... To download is 40 min. ... moderate
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  • A place to enjoy a family time, friends, activities and connect with nature.
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  • Excellent place to go mountain biking.
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  • It has a spectacular panoramic view
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  • Nice family place
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