Cerro El Baul, Quetzaltenango

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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2.7/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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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  • Nice little hike in the city. If you have an afternoon to spend it´s worth it. We went on top but then there was some rain, so the view was clouded and the park empty. Still, the walk up was worth it ...  read more »
  • This is a lovely activity, you can walk from Xela, there is a good easy path, on the top you can have a picnic, see the view and there are also some pretty fun slides. 
  • This is a great little hike that you can walk to from Parque Central in Xela. Everyone recommends (all the locals and otherwise) that you go in the morning and not solo, and to not take valuables beca...  read more »
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