Cerro El Baul, Quetzaltenango

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#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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  • A place to view the city or go jogging on a schedule of 7 to 8 in the morning, but it is better to go as a couple or group for which there have been assaults, it is not recommended to go solo and less in the afternoon.
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  • It is a great place to walk and enjoy a beautiful landscape. Early in the morning the former climate excellent and relaxing.
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  • I hiked this early on a Sunday morning. I had been warned about the ladron's on the trail, but luckily I did not run into any of them. It is an easy hike from Xela and sitting on the top reading a boo...  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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