Parque Nacional Montecristo-El Trifinio
Parque Nacional Montecristo-El Trifinio information
The borders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala converge at a point which has an elevation of 2400m (7900ft), receives 200cm (80in) annual precipitation and has 100% humidity - ideal conditions for a cloud forest. Parque Nacional Montecristo-El Trifinio sits right in its middle. Get permission from the National Parks and Wildlife Service and take a look.
In the Montecristo cloud forest, oak and laurel trees grow to 30m (98ft) and their leaves form a canopy impenetrable to sunlight.
Ferns, orchids, mushrooms and mosses coat the forest floor, and the local wildlife includes rare and protected spider monkeys, two-fingered anteaters, pumas, agoutis, toucans and striped owls.