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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  • Do not go alone or in small group !! Today around 1pm, One robber came out from bushes on our way back. I don't understand Spanish, but he showed us to leave our backpacks and phones. He has a big woo...  more »
  • Public facilities are a bit run down, but recent press had indicated they might be improved shortly. A great view of 70% of the city. Bring along a picnic lunch and take some great photos. A bit dange...  more »
  • 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 »

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