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Cerro El Baul

Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
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A great place to take visitors

Public facilities are a bit run down, but recent press had indicated they might be improved... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David J
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Very bumpy road to get up there, but the incredible view is worth it!

It takes a while to get up to the top - the road has not been taken care of or repaired, so you... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Susana D
Toledo, Ohio
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fun slides” (2 reviews)
“nice hike” (3 reviews)
“cardboard” (4 reviews)
Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 dangerous in early mornings and nighttimes.

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 July 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

Thank Susana D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

this is a quick hike up to get a view of Xela. I went with a group of other students studying here. I have been told to go in a group and take proper precautions for thieves. With proper precautions, it is a quick afternoon...More

Thank syrah75
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My tour guide decided not to take the road while going up. I was a little annoyed at first, it was me and another person going up this thing. So rather than hike up...we climbed up. We used branches and a more natural trail to...More

Thank GustavoMoren
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is an interesting site to visit if you like to take long walks. You need transportation to get to the top or you can walk to the top too. At the top, there are paths to enjoy a walk or a run through nature....More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Its worth the time to hike up to Cerro El Baul and take in the beautiful view of the city. If you have time, meander over to the park and grab a cardboard or plastic sheet and slide down the concrete slides! This is a...More

Thank Iamkay
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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 and not too...More

Thank Ariane L
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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.

Thank IN N
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

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 because of robberies - I always followed the...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This relative short hike from Parque Central gives you a bit of exercise, a great view of Xela, and a thrill on the concrete slipper slides. (You need to sit on card board and not have your knuckles rub the concrete on the way down.)...More

Thank Charlie H
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