Cerro El Baul, Quetzaltenango

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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  • This place has some charm! Forests, pure air, the walk, the view of the city! It is a very nice place that can not miss on your visit to Xela!
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  • Beautiful place, we saw police on rise but not above. gives a bit of fear. Must have at least one
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  • Quetzaltenango, a great city, is admittedly greatly polluted as well. Thus, if you are in the need for fresh air, I highly recommended taking the hike to Cerro El Baul. You will drive to its base and ...  more »
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  • Beautiful location and beautiful view of Quetzaltenango
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  • Place of prayer and fasting to God
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