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The El Yunque Rain Forest

Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
(787) 888-1880
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Forests, Waterfalls, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

When I found out I had to walk almost a mile and a half down and up hill the rain forest to get to these "amazingly" beautiful cascade I was a little annoyed. Was I wrong to feel this way. The cascade is beautiful beyond imagination, people get inside to refresh themselves and also feel the power of the cascade... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very Nice, peaceful, but we went in October, just a few days ago and it was blazing hot. Wear light clothes, but walk to the waterfalls, it's amazing

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing else to say than gorgeous. The waterfall is beautiful. You can get under the waterfall and allow the water to fall on you. Wow!!!

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The only tropical rain forest in the U.S. Breathtaking views of nature. You really know that you are somewhere very special. Do not visit Puerto Rico without taking the time to experience this truly unique gift of nature!

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Morris County, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We only did a few parts of the forest but loved every bit of it. There is something for each kind of visitor... hikes, view points right off the road, paths to certain locations, picnic area to eat at. Vendors at the gate on road #191 selling food, drinks and fresh coconut water etc... and locals making souvenirs at the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took a tour of the rain forest from E & B Tours. Joey was our tour guide, and he was awesome: informative and funny, and easy to understand in English and Spanish. We started at the visitors center before taking the very steep climb up into the rain forest. I am glad we took the tour... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying - on our way into the rain forest, we parked at a look out, walked about 100 feet away to take photos of a waterfall along with other visitors, and returned to find our rental car window broken and belongings we had in there stolen (same thing happened to several other cars). Luckily, the items... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to this National Park and discovered for ourselves how magnificent this park is! We chose to drive there and avoid the high price of some package tours. It is easy to get there by car. The entry fee is only $4.00 per person.(free on Saturdays) It is advisable to take good support shoes and if you plan to... More

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Rancho Cordova, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We decided to opt out of the expensive tour and it was just as easy to go without a guide. The sights were breathtaking, the waterfall was a highlight.

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Round Rock, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The rainforest was beautiful.. the trails were muddy when we were there bc of a recent hurricane..but it was tons of fun! Our boys loved it. I would love to go back and spend a week there.

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