Posted on March 12, 2015
Due to its variety of altitudes and proximity to the equator, Bolivia has every climate and terrain imaginable. Temperature is largely determined by altitude; cities at lower altitudes are warm and tropical, cities at higher altitudes much cooler.
There is a rainy season that runs from October to March, with the dry season being from April to September. Raind can be heavy in the rainy season (which is actually summer), but generally last only an hour or two.
During the rainy season, it is not advisable to travel by land to remote areas do to deteriorated road conditions. In the dry winter season, the skies over most of Bolivia are a pure, dark blue and sunny. Carnaval take place in either February or March, when the heavy rains are nearly over.
In the mountainous regions of the country (particularly the La Paz, Potosí and Oruro departments), temperatures reach 50 to 70°F (10°C to 20°C) in the sun but drop the freezing at night, and are also much cooler, even on sunny days, if you step into the shade.
The tropical Beni, Pando and Santa Cruz departments are hot, often swelteringly so, year-round. Respite is offered, however, in the winter season when temperatures cool down a bit and with the arrival of the surazos, strong wind and rains coming in from other regions.
The most moderate, comfortable climates are found in the Sucre, Cochabamba and Traija departments, which have more sunny, warm days than anything else. Here it rains during the rainy season, and gets cool during winter, but you will never be truly cold, or unbearably hot, in these places.
Posted on March 12, 2015
The impressive geographic diversity offered by the Uyuni Salt Flats and the national reserve Eduardo Abaroa allow tourists to visit at any time of year, however it is advisable to take into account the different seasons of the year.
The best time is between the months of May to November, depending on the rains, may also be until December. In the rainy season, the flat surface of the salt accumulates water coming, sometimes up to 20 cm. high.
The effect is generated on site is a mirror of the sky, resulting in contrasts and breathtaking illusions blue sky.
At this time the flat surface of the salt accumulates lots of water, so it is not advisable to reach the Fish Island for security reasons.
In rainy season, the Laguna Colorada becomes the most important meeting center where flamingos can be seen up to 25,000 specimens.
The months of June to September (winter) are the lowest temperatures and find the clear and bright skies ideal for excellent photographic and video footage.
One advantage of visiting the salar in this season, is that you can observe the octagonal gestorias formed in place, while appreciating the curvature of the earth accurately.
The most convenient hours to appreciate the red color of the Laguna Colorada are from 11:00 to 14:00 when temperatures and solar radiation are more intense.
At year's end temperatures rise and may the heavens are not so clear
Certainly in winter are the lowest temperatures. The region is usually cold, dry and windy, can easily reach -15 ° C. or more nights at day temperatures can reach 5 ° and 10 ° C. and even increase a little more when the sun is at the zenith.
In this way, and with the information provided, you can evaluate and choose when it wishes to visit this wonderful place.
Posted on March 12, 2015
It is a journey of about 80 km. Long that connects the city of La Paz and Yungas region, northeast.
Why it is considered the most dangerous road in the world?
Because a portion of this road was built by Paraguayan prisoners, during the Chaco War in the 1930s.
Furthermore, it is for its steep slopes and lack of guardrails is that this path becomes extremely dangerous. The road from La Paz, at 3,600 meters above sea level and rises to "La Cumbre" at 4.650 meters above the sea. After the descent of 3.600 meters of altitude begins at 64 Km. of travel.
This road is carved on rock, is narrow and winding. In some sectors, its width is only 3 meters and sometimes vehicles must climb down until you find the sufficient size to allow passage next to the contrary, all with the precipice inches away from the left.
While advancing cautiously, who along this road transit must also contend with hundreds of closed curves and stones falling down the slope. But the challenge does not end there. Are usual rainfall, so that the floor is easily smearing, forcing driving on a slick mud.
The peak voltage is at altitude, where it dominates a fog that at times obscures clearly beyond one meter. The danger of this route made it a popular tourist destination since the 1990s in particular enthusiasts mountain bike use it for its steep descents and exquisite landscapes.
The fact that no risk is that incites much foreigners to do Tourism of Adventure, because of the adrenaline there for being in a not very safe place. They believe that feeling as a form of addiction.
Among the participants considered that the risk involved driving through a road flanked by deep gorges is compensated by the spectacular views from the path on these trips.
The itineraries, half mountainous and tropical, with significant slopes and lush vegetation dominated kingdom, attract lovers of mountain biking adventure.
"The Death Road", whose cliffs do not support driving errors, offers impressions for life.