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The El Yunque Rain Forest

Address: Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 888-1880
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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan
92%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Fee: No
Owner description: Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per...
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Type: Forests, Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per year, El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the US Forest System. Noted for its biodiversity, the forest is home to more than 400 different plant species. It has more than a dozen maintained trails for hiking, picnic pavilions, stone towers, rivers, waterfalls, and an interpretive visitors' center.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I've done rainforest tours before. This was not good. Regretted going after being there about an hour. Yes, the views are good, but absolutely not fun. The waterfall---I've seen many better. Bottom line...save the time & find another activity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is a whole adventure. It is place in the highways point on the country. From there the View is Stunning, from the mountains to the sea. There lots of waterfalls where you can swim, shower and have a good time. There are towers to appreciate the View. It has sanitary services and a lot of different trails you... More 

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to spend the day. We hiked to Mina Falls. It is a relatively short hike but somewhat strenuous. The falls make it worth while. Very beautiful! We didn't swim but many did. It was a beautiful hike and a great experience.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What a pretty place. The road to El Yunque is free. You only pay if you stop at the visitors center. Well worth it. $4.00 per person. There are trails where you can go on. The only thing that I would add is that there are not that many places around where you can stop your car and just enjoy... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I had my own car so we drove to the rain forest at our own time. We were able to stop at several scenic areas. The forest is thick and full of great tropical trees waterfalls and fauna. One can hike along the multiple trails. I think its a "must see" for all travelers to Puerto Rico who love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It has all kinds of hiking trails -Easy, medium, hard. No dangerous wildlife. Can drive to all the important attractions and hike the trail you want. We hiked the La Mina falls trail (hard) and was very enjoyable. Reserve 4-5 hours; 3 hrs more if you are in for the hike to the mountain summit.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful and subtly organized park that can keep young children interested and motivated throughout. The attractions are cut into "bite-size" sections with short drives in between and variable scenery from one to another. Hiking trails are safe and relatively easy for kids, but fun and educational too. Admission was very affordable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was my families favorite activity of our trip. The waterfall is a must see. The water is cool and refreshing. We hiked on our own. It was easy to find our way with the map we obtained at the visitor center.

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Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Took the wife to the Rain Forest after getting off a great Royal Caribbean cruise. What a great visit. Tour guide - Sham (??) really made the tour great. 3 stops to scenic locations, good back ground and information, answered all our questions and shared his extensive knowledge of the island and his language. Think kids may get a little... More 

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davenport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Stunning! Took family of 6 on the rainforest tour. Very easy walking. Mostly uphill, though. A stop at La Mina waterfall was the highlight for the kids. Everyone got in...beware the water is freezing!

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