Mount Roraima is one of the most spectacular treks in Latin America
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Mount Roraima or Roraima is a table mountain with a height of around 2800 meters (9186 ft) and is one of the most spectacular treks in Latin America, perhaps even in the world. The mountain has a 90 km2 (34.72 square miles) plateau and along the edge of the mountain you will often find many clouds. This gives you the magical feeling like you are floating on a plateau in heaven. You get this feeling when you look at the photos or videos alone.
The mountain Roraima itself is an attraction, but also on the top of the mountain are several attractions to admire. Think of Pozo Azul (the Blue Pool), the Crystal Valley and the marking point where three countries meet.
How to get there?
From Boa Vista in Brazil there is a daily 7am bus to Pacaraima, the Brazilian border town 12km south of Santa Elena. From the border (after getting your entry and exit stamps) a shared taxi should cost not much more than $0.50.
If you take a bus please understand that the buses are cold and drivers refuse to raise the temperature. Bus temperatures average around 7 degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit). The Boa Vista route is the best connection for those coming from anywhere in Brazil.
Where to stay?
We recommend to stay at the Boa Vista Eco Hotel. It is definitely the best hotel in Boa Vista. The location is excellent, it is also in a very quiet area. The staff is very helpful and sympathetic, what makes the stay very pleasant. Breakfast is simple but very tasty. On booking.com they get an average rating of 8.0.
Best time to visit
With an harsh mountain climate the best time to visit Mount Roraima is from October til April. However the best weather is from December until March, this is the dry season. In other parts of the year you will experience a lot of rainfall. Click here for more climate details in Boa Vista, Brazil.