El Salvador

Laguna Verde is a lake in the forests of El Salvador. It is on a tourist trail known as the Ruta de las Flores (Route of Flowers).

from November to April, with light rainfall. During the rainy season, from May to October, showers fall every afternoon. Rainfall is heaviest along the coast. The interior regions remain relatively dry. Average monthly rainfall during the wet season is 10 inches (25 cm). Yearly rainfall ranges from 85 inches (216 cm) total along the coast to less than 60 inches (152 cm) in the northwest. Plants and Animals Because El Salvador does not face the Caribbean Sea, it has the least num- ber of tropical plants among Central American countries. The weather is not as warm and humid on the Pacific side as it is on the Caribbean side; therefore, El Salvador does not have the lush, varied vegetation usually

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