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“Wonderful park!”

Biotopo del Quetzal
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3-Day Tour of Cobán and Semuc Champey from Guatemala City
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3-Day Tour of Cobán and Semuc Champey from Antigua
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Coban
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Zurich
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful park!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We enjoyed our visit at the Biotopo very much. We saw a toucan and many, many ferns and other plants. We had the privilege to travel with a biologist (specialized in ferns) so we got a lot of information, but even without that the signs are very informative (although in Spanish). The diversity is incredible and memorable, you are definitely missing out if you drive by this place ...

Visited January 2014
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Antigua, Guatemala
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Maybe see a quetzal—”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

About an hour south of Coban is the preserve known as Biotopo. This is a well-maintained park in the cloud-forest where one can hike (climb) and see trees, plants and possibly the animals of the ecosystem. We enjoyed the strenuous climb, the somewhat informative signs (in Spanish), and the hot but misty climate.
Although we did not see the elusive quetzals, we were impressed by the bromeliads and the epiphytes.

Visited April 2013
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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Visit to Biotopo del Quetzal”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Take note, the place is not actually in Coban!!! But is very worth to visit. If you like hiking trails and the rainy forest, and enjoy the sounds of nature, this is the place to visit. Cold and humid weather, but nothing a jacket can't solve. The place opens from 7:00 to 16:00 hours. Several hotels near. You can camp in the biotope also.

Visited March 2013
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Krusty64
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Definity not in coban”
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

About an hour and ten minutes south of Coban by chicken bus. Definitely worth a stop if your passing through, but if you have any desire to see the quetzal, i suggest you stay next door at los Ranchitos (listed in LP as parque ecologico Gucamatz) they also have some hiking trails, though not quite as manicured as in the biotope.
The morning we were leaving the young daughter (of the owners) came knocking in our door. She had a big smile on here face and i thought she was saying "que pasa". When she started to flap her arms, it became very clear (in my foggy morning stupor) that the quetzal was hanging out near the restaurant. Managed to get a few awesome pics, before jumping on a chicken bus and continuing in our way.

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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This is a wonderful place to go and see nature”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is a fun high altitude rain forest with a wide variety of fauna. The trails are rustic, but the place is a must see during a trip to Coban. If you get up early enough in the morning, you may even catch a glimpse of a Quetzal.

Visited December 2012
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