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“Nature is always awesome”

Biotopo del Quetzal
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3-Day Tour of Cobán and Semuc Champey from Guatemala City
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Coban
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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50 reviews
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“Nature is always awesome”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

It is cold and damp, you can get really tired but it's defiitely worth to stop. They have to trails, the short (2 km) and the long one (4 km). I walked the short trail, there were like 4 waterfalls, the next bigger than the other. Beautiful, clean air.

Visited December 2012
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“Short trails in a lovely could forest”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

While this is hardly the place for hard core hikers to get their fix, there are two loops you can walk in the park. One is 2 km long and the other 4 km. We didn't see any of the famed quetzales that day, but it is a beautiful place to stop and visit. There is a swimming hole and changing rooms. They have a small museum that talks about the quetzal and the park itself. Well worth the visit.

Visited November 2012
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“Nice forest trail, even if you don't sight the bird.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This park is the home of the Guatemalan National Bird, the Quetzal. We didn't see it but apparently it has been sighted by many people this year. It's a beautiful bird - there is a preserved one in the park office. It would be magnificent to see, but the nature preserve itself is also a beautiful place with other unique wildlife, some pretty waterfalls, and orchids. It's not a very difficult walk. We came out in less than 2 hours. It's true, this park is not in Coban, but we came here from our hotel in Coban (about half an hour drive) and I think it makes it easier to plan your trip when you find all the surrounding sites on one page. I wouldn't have even seen this as an attraction if it had been under another town.

Visited September 2012
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“Wrong Address”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Although is a beautiful place to walk and have a wonderful time and enjoy the nature, whoever wtote this post, put a wrong address. El Biotopo del Quetzal is not located in Coban, Alta Verapaz, its on the way to Coban but is actually located in the Municipio of Purulha, Departament of Baja Verapaz.. Please make the respective correction.. Let's don't give all the credit to Coban. Thanks

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