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Climate Conditions

The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia offers different attractions depending on the season, and the best time to visit depends on what you want to see. If you prefer the best weather and dry salt flats, the best time to visit is between September and November. However, if you want to experience the wet salt flats and the impressive mirror effect, the ideal time is between December and April, with a peak of this phenomenon from mid-January to late February due to the rains that flood the salt flat.

The climate in the Salar de Uyuni can be extreme, and it’s important to be prepared for it. During the winter months, from April to October, temperatures are quite cold, ranging from -20°C to 10°C during the day. Therefore, it is essential to bring warm clothing, regardless of when you visit, as temperatures drop significantly at night.

Additionally, the average temperature in the Salar de Uyuni varies between 14 °C in June and 18 °C in October. The rainiest months are December, February, and January. For these reasons, it is recommended to visit the Salar de Uyuni in the months of April, May, June, July, September, and October.

In summary, choosing the best time to visit the Salar de Uyuni depends on your personal preferences in terms of the type of landscape you want to experience and your tolerance for cold and varying weather conditions.