Great hiking in French Guyana. With direct flights Paris to Cayenne, this is one of the fastest ways, from Europe, into the South-American rainforest.
August to December and March April
Be aware it's one of the wettest areas in Costa Rica. It's a beautiful rainforest with several types of orchids, waterfalls, reptiles and more than 400 species of birds.
Visit the park early in the morning the clouds roll in before the afternoon. Best months: November to March/April.
We made a stop for lunch at Quebrada Gonzales station on the way to the coast to Puerto Viejo. Due to the highway it's an easy access to this breathtaking forest.
It's mostly wet, less rain in March and April. Be prepared for afternoon showers. It can be foggy in the morning depending on the altitude.
The Hacienda Baru takes care of a nature protected area, own beach and wildlife. The effort of the owner is marvelous.
For my opinion the the dry season from December to April. Although you might see the Olive Ridley Turtles at the rainy season and reptiles and amphibians are more abundant.
Lake Waikaremoana is part of the 1954 established Te Urewera National Park. The Name of the Lake was given by the Maori and means “sea of rippling waters”.
Lake Waikaremoana is located on an elevation above 600 m. The reason that the best time for hiking is actually pretty short. Snow can happen until November, December to March are the most pleasant months; not too hot while the winter is pretty cold with snow, hail, and strong winds. It frequently rains throughout the year.
Heavy rainfall during winter until early spring. Even snow is possible until the end of November due to the high elevation. The best time is summer and early autumn from November/December to March, but it can turn cold at any time of the year. Be always prepared for 4 seasons in one day.
Due to the remote location, it is more popular with the "Kiwis". More crowded at Christmas school holiday which lasts to the end of January/beginning of February. Not many foreign visitors come here. The Te Urewera Great Walk is the at least popular trail although it's the biggest forest wilderness area which remained on the North Island of New Zealand. School holidays