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National Park (Parque Nacional Calilegua)
National Park is situated 75 mi (120 km)
Northeast of Jujuy in Ledesma Department of Argentina. Take Route 7 to get to
Calilegua National Park.
Location: 75 mi (120 km) Northeast of
Jujuy, take Route 7
Tel. (03886) 422 046
Area: 295 km²
Open: 9am- 6pm daily
Description of Calilegua National Park
Calilegua National Park covers an area of 295 km² of the Calilegua
hills. It was established in 1979 to preserve La Yungas or subtropical humid
Oranense Forest. These mountain forests reach an elevation of 3600 meters
above sea level.
Calilegua National Park contains a wide variety of biodiversity
in plants, birds (about 500 species) and insects. Some of the larger mammals
here are pumas, jaguars, ocelots, jaguarundi, tapirs and many others.
Calilegua National Park
is dominated by a subtropical climate with wet summer months
(December- February) and dry winter months (June- September). Mean
temperature ranges between 17 C (62 F) and 40 C (104 F) in summer
months. Most of rains hit Calilegua National Park area between
November and April. Hence this part of the year is most dangerous to
visit the protected bio reserve.