Refugio del Quetzal | Established Campground

Guatemala

Details

Last Visited: about 1 month ago
GPS: 14.93817, -91.87454
Altitude: 1810.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Description

At 1804 meters above sea level. This is a Natural preserve area runs by the municipality in order to protect Quetzal habitat. Best time to quetzal birdwatching 9:30 AM only 10 mn walk to the tree where quetzales come to eat, other trails available.

Entrance fee: 50Qtz ppers + 10 Qtz per car (30 Qtz per bus or big rig)
Open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM every days. RV's can park overnight for free in the upper (best view) parking lot.

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on a passé la nuit ici, très calme, accès aux WC. 75q par adulte et 50q par enfant.(entrée du parc et la nuit).

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Arrived after 4:00 pm, thinking we could just camp in front of the closed gate. That gate is about 10 meters from the Panamericana with trucks using their Jake brakes. A bit too close for (our) comfort.

Found another place on private property with Quetzals in the trees around.

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Nice parking lot for a over night stay. They guides were very friendly and helpful. One guide shown us the Quetzales and refused a tip. We paid 50 Quetzal per Person and 30 for our van. There are clean toilets.

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Nice Parking for overnight stay. We were 10 minutes late for the entry. So stayed in front of the door.
Walk is really nice!

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30Q per person. Only ones here on a Sunday afternoon. Bathrooms are nice. Easy to drive in. Plenty of space. Saw multiple quetzales!

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I was charged Q50 to enter and Q30 to park - but then stayed an extra night and re-entered the forest a second time with no extra charge. Friendly staff, beautiful forest - I did the walking loop, about 50mins or an hour, which takes you up to the hill, along the ridge and back down. Plenty of gorgeous quetzals, very exciting! They said March is a great time to see them, but any time Jan-June is good, after which they take themselves to more inaccessible habitat further up the volcano. Friendly staff who love what they do; a pleasure. Toilets available which they'll leave open for you overnight, running water that is drinkable, and plug sockets available next to the parking and in the toilet block. Arrive before 4pm!

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$50pp + $10 for truck/camper parking. With a guide we walked down the trail 200m and saw 3 quetzals!! Very cool. They explain about their refuge and the quetzals. Worth a visit. The guide is voluntary and accepts tips.

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No electricity. With the guide Marino we saw the Quetzal👍

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We paid 130 Quetzal for 2 in a big rig and shared the costs for the guide to the birds (50 QZ for all) with other guests. Nice people and fresh air after the hot border.

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Nice spot. 50q per person and 50q for the camper. Nice trails. We saw a male quetzal after waiting at the nest for about 20 minutes. Worth the visit!

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Nice quetzal sanctuary. 50Q pp to enter, 10Q for parking. We were able to see a female quetzal right as we walked in. Saw a male quetzal nesting with his feathers out, didn’t come out until 10am. Trails are well groomed here.

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really nice park where we were lucky to see a male quetzal near the nest.
prices indicated below correct.
free for camping on the flat parking lot uphill.
fresh quiet night.

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No quetzal when we came but we've had no luke with this bird so far (;)). Apparently the best period of time is from january to june when it's nesting.
Beautiful forest.
Nice and safe place to stay. Noise from the road.

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At 1804 meters above sea level. This is a Natural preserve area runs by the municipality in order to protect Quetzal habitat. Best time to quetzal birdwatching 9:30 AM only 10 mn walk to the tree where quetzales come to eat, other trails available.

Entrance fee: 50Qtz ppers + 10 Qtz per car (30 Qtz per bus or big rig)
Open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM every days. RV's can park overnight for free in the upper (best view) parking lot.

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