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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 February 24, 2018
David B
New York City, New York
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 August 24, 2017
David J
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking abit towards the camping area and you'll find the best slides ever. Bring something to slide down on (i recommend a crushed water bottle) and a pair of extra pants incase you rip yours 😉

1  Thank Donya a
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I have been up to Baul many times. Each time has it's own set of memories, however, if there were another place to hike and go for a view in Xela I would definitely choose that instead. Make sure if you travel in groups to...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I have been up and down El Baul more times than I could possible tell you. Rain or shine, one time I even went up and found myself looking down on clouds from above! Don't miss the slides; you may have to find some trash...More

Thank cmF4101TQ
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Being a tourist in my hometown it was to sad to drive up to the Baúl. I never expected the bad condition of the road and in top of that we have to paid to enter. Hope someone in the comunyty do something to fix...More

Thank TioChema
Reviewed February 27, 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

1  Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed February 24, 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
Reviewed December 27, 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
Reviewed September 29, 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

1  Thank Bobby_On_The_Run
Reviewed August 24, 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
Reviewed July 3, 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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