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Biotopo del Quetzal

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Hwy 14 Km 161 Salama, Baja Verapaz, Coban 16001, Guatemala
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Hwy 14 Km 161 Salama, Baja Verapaz, Coban 16001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This place is a great insight of the environment where the beautiful Quetzal bird lives. The staff is very friendly as well and the facilities in good condition.

Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

You best take public bus to this place. Just take bus direction Tactic or Guatemala for 4 Q only - There is one at least every half hour. Solid shoes and a rain coat are indispensable as this biotopo is in a mountainous rainforest

Thank 158michel
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were very excited about the visit to the Biotopo and hoped to spot a Quetzal. But spotting Quetzals are as rare as winning a lottery! This is something that we learnt after going there. We chose to walk the shorter loop of 2 miles....More

1  Thank tellatraveltale
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this park from Coban. From there we took a bus from the terminal of Transportes Monja Blanca. For Q10, - per person they wil drop you off near the entrance of the park. The ride will take up to 1:15 h. The park...More

1  Thank Bdejong86
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Everyone gets here to try to see some Quetzales, but they are shy and if you don´t come early at dawn you´ll wont see one. But the trail is fantastic!! You get to be in a true jungle forest with impressive tress and animals. Its...More

Thank Raul A
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

There is nothing like the biotopo. You can hear the quetzales singing and you are literally in a forest full of wildlife and gorgeous waterfalls. There are a lot of stairs so be prepared to hike but there is a long hike and a short...More

Thank Velvet P
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This place has an amazing forest, and if you go to the longest trial, you can have one of the most amazing views. It's quite tiring but with it.

Thank Lily O
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very nice and brief hike on well maintained trails surrounded by the cloudy forest. Went on the month of June, so it had been raining and everything looked green, with lots of ferns and epiphytes. Hoped to see some orchids, but they were not in...More

Thank Estuardo C
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Well worth the dawdle around the rainforest. Small waterfalls, streams, rainforest and all it entails. After a half hour here all your worries melt away and the wonders of nature take you over. Wonders such as finding my first black mushroom, which is inedible (I...More

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We stopped by the biotopo after staying the night at the hotel next door (los Ranchitos). At the hotel that morning we saw 2 quetzals at 6am when they are supposedly most active. Unfortunately the biotopo doesn't open until 7am and although we didn't ask,...More

Thank meghanmcclain
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19 December 2014|
Response from ElRudyMartinez |
grutas de Lanquin, Semuc Champey, many beauutiful sites in Alta Verapaz