Cerro El Baul, Quetzaltenango

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#8 of 9 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.
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  • July 3, 2017
    It takes a while to get up to the top - the road has not been taken care of or repaired, so you have to drive slowly! It's a good, long hike, if you walk it. It seemed safe and guarded, if you want to...  more »
  • May 30, 2017
    Good place to visit during the day. The entrance is free. It is enjoy the beautiful view of Xela as well as Toboggans to remember childhood. There are spaces for roasts.
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  • May 29, 2017
    The truth for people that we like fresh air, stay amazed with the views desdo high, the contact with the nature, think that it is worthwhile to visit him, to go to a ride in the family, take meat for a barbecue, sit a while and rest is a good choice, walk your dog, or simply rest awhile in the relaxation of the city.
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