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Cerro El Baul

Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
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no Ladron's today

I hiked this early on a Sunday morning. I had been warned about the ladron's on the trail, but... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
chey_baybee
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Great place to picnic and enjoy a spectacular view of Xela

If you want to see a great view of the city, journey up to the Baul for a picnic. The park is safe... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
David B
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New York City, New York
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“fresh air” (2 reviews)
“easy hike” (2 reviews)
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Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

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 book was a...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

If you want to see a great view of the city, journey up to the Baul for a picnic. The park is safe during the day (police are there). and it has picnic sites and places to have a cookout. The road is a little...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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 then hike your way up the mountain (this...More

Thank Gabriella B
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

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 wooden stick in hand. Thanks...More

Thank Bobby_On_The_Run
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank EMILE D
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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
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