When to Go in Montecristo national park

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When you're making plans to go and visit El Salvador, there's one thing that you'll need to keep in mind primarily before you go to the Montecristo National Park: when to go. Located about a four-hour drive away from the capital city of San Salvador, the Montecristo National Park is one of the country's best preserved natural spaces. With a temperate jungle climate and an elevation of about 7000 feet, the Park sports a remarkable array of different climates and sub ecosystems. Read on for a brief guide to when to visit the park.

Weather and Seasons

El Salvador experiences two distinct seasons as a general rule. With a tropical climate. the wet season runs from roughly May until the end of October. The remainder of the year, from November through April, is the dry season. These seasons tend to be quite a bit varied. The wet season often sees hurricanes and monsoon type conditions. The dry season, on the other hand, is frequently characterized by droughts and vast swaths of dead plants and animals.

In terms of the best time to visit the Montecristo National Park, you will find a much wider array of animals and plants during the wet season. However, this is sometimes dangerous, as the Park can flood quickly during heavy rains. Additionally, many people find that the extreme heat and humidity during the wet season are too much to bear. Because of this, many people choose to visit the park right at the border between the wet and dry seasons.

Other Considerations

The Montecristo National Park is rarely overwhelmed by tourists, if ever. The reason for this is that the park is quite large, meaning that travelers to the area are oftentimes so far apart form each other that they have no idea that anyone else is in the Park. Therefore, there is generally no reason to be concerned about traveling to the Montecristo National Park at a heavy traffic time of year.

For more information about how to plan your trip to the Montecristo National Park, including details about where to fly into, how to get to the park, where to stay, how to book a private tour or guide and more, visit the other World 66 pages on this topic or consult with the El Salvador tourism board.

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