Biotopo del Quetzal | Established Campground

Guatemala

Details

Verified:
about 1 year ago
Altitude:
1665.0 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Life Remotely

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Yes
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Excellent park, but the camping area is a bit of a walk from the parking lot. Rangers are really friendly and there is great hiking. Chances of seeing a quetzal are slim, but the cloud forest is amazing. Electricity available in the office. No showers, but you can go for a swim if you like.

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Was Q60 for the park entrance and Q40 for parking per person. Pricy but really pretty. You can take walks on the forest and take a swim in the natural pools. Rangers are super nice. Dogs are not allowed but we stayed with our puppy and took the walks on leash and there was no problem.

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First I wanted to correct the altitude. The biotopo is so lovely, stuff very friendly and the sendero is beautiful. But I think big rigs would have problems here. Our car is 3,30m high and 6m long. That's o.K. We did not see a quetzal, but a monja blanca!

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Entrance fee is paid only once 40Q, then each night camping 20Q. Sleeping in a tent for 2 nights 80Q. Not bad. 1 afternoon at the Biotopo. Next day, Sslto de Chilasco and exploring around. Driving a motorbike.

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we stopped at the café for lunch. not great food. Their 'artisan bread' looks and tastes like a supermarket packet roll. Worst coffee I've had in a long time.

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Nice park. Still 40pp to enter the park and 20pp to camp or sleep in your car. If you are around, worth visiting!

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We spent one night and a morning there. The two hikes in the tropical forest are lovely.
We were allowed to park in the service yard with our Chevy van, the rangers were friendly.

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 15.21358, -90.21706

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 15.21354, -90.21723

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Wonderful primary forest with a lovely hike. Chance of seeing a Quetzal first thing in the morning. 40Q pp entrance and 20Q pp camping. Camping area "2" is a bit further from the road and nose want an issue for us. There's a service yard where the ranger offered to park our car for better security. Wouldn't recommend sleeping in the car since the parking is right by the road.

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There are only 2 hiking trails. The longer one is 4 km, the other maybe half the distance. The 4 km hike has an elevation gain of around 300 m (900 feet) and both trails share the first and the last 500 meters. We walked the 4 km in 1.5 hours and were a bit disappointed not to have any other option there. We parked there for the night but restrooms are several meters away in the forest. No light. Street noise settled around 10pm.
We wouldn't pay again for the night and also the park entrance is pricy for a 1.5 h hike. We would rather pay a guide for a day at some other location.

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we were confused by the former feedbacks, so to tell it clearly: if your vehicle exceeds 2,4 m height, you can park it in the service yard which has a big gate! big rigs might fit in as well, but I don't know if they let you as you would end fill the whole yard.
also: its 5m away from the road so its very noisy.
entrance fee is 40Q p P for the park, 20Q p P camping, I think its allowed to camp without entering (and paying) for the park. but especially the longer hike (2h) is worth a visit!

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Camping Area is for tenters. Small rigs park in car park, larger rigs in the small service yard. Gate big enough for trucks. Power from service shop. Both parkings inside gated area so you can move freely in park after gates close at 4 pm. Small pools fed by creek nearby. Beautiful hikes.

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Be aware that they close the gates at 4pm, no entry afterwards. Entry gate is 2.4m high, no entry for larger vehicles.

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Excellent park, but the camping area is a bit of a walk from the parking lot. Rangers are really friendly and there is great hiking. Chances of seeing a quetzal are slim, but the cloud forest is amazing. Electricity available in the office. No showers, but you can go for a swim if you like.

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