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Is it dusty? How about contact lenses?

It´s usually dusty from February on. Don´t wear contact lenses definitely in March or early April. If you must, then be prepared with some light gogles. Students groups, organized tours and horses sometimes rise up dust in the moment you … Continue reading

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Would there be any difference in the number of people visiting the sanctuary between Friday or Saturday?

That depends on the time of the year you go. It´s very common to believe that monarchs can be seen better only until February or March. That´s a big mistake. Lots of days of November, December and January are excellent: … Continue reading

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Is it worth visiting the sanctuaries if there are few monarchs?

How many are many, and how many are few? That depends as well on your point of view. For example, the indigenous owners they love to boast of the natural richness they have up there, saying to tourists “Oh, this … Continue reading

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Will the butterflies fly when I am there?

That depends not on the tour guides, but on the sunshine. Butterflies´wings are solar panels as we already said. Up in the mountains, beyond 8 thousand feet, atmospheric conditions can change rapidly. There are moments when the clouds condense from … Continue reading

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Will I see the butterflies if I visit in early April?

Like the baker that tries to sell his bread saying that all of it is good, we can tell you that butterflies are always good but we would lie. Suddenly there are days at the endings of March or beginning … Continue reading

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Which is the best month to visit?

The best month is so difficult to predict. Nature doesn´t have a contract with us. We have failed in the past years several times. The reason is that the mountains of sanctuaries are usually over 10 thousand feet and local … Continue reading

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