Cerro El Baul, Quetzaltenango

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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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  • 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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  • We went up at 8 am and it was clear, we quite liked the tour. There are two police officers guarding the place, in the viewpoint that you gives more security. The views that are indescribable, the Quetzaltenango Valley looks. I recommend to go with a light jacket as the hike in matter of time is long.
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