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Address: Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 888-1880
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per...
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.
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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

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Just love it!!

Awesome views, refreshing waterfalls and with a great vibe. Love to hike and photograph there! Excellent for a day trip!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome views, refreshing waterfalls and with a great vibe. Love to hike and photograph there! Excellent for a day trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was expecting a little more here. I have visited the rainforest in Olympic National Park in Washington state, so perhaps it's a case of seen one, seen them all. If you've never toured one, by all means, give it a try... we went with a guided tour group that picked us up at our San Juan hotel. I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best walking place in Puerto rico, awesome water falls and swimming takes a bit to reach the falls but well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I walked through this rainforest trails ALL day! Lots of walking but worth it once you reach the top and see an amazing view! We also visited the mina trails, very crowded and the trail was very long! We also did the Juan Diego trail, not many people do that trail because it is very steep and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you haven't seen a tropical rainforest this is worth it. Lush, green, and lots of waterfalls. A great attraction for yourself or family

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our tour company Dragon Fly set us up on this tour. Our tour guide, Jonathan was the best I've ever had. There was about 20 on the bus and he remembered all our names, taught us a lot, and engaged us in the learning. I actually came home remembering what I learned. The rain forest itself is beautiful and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Trails are easy walking, even for oldsters, and well marked. Amazing trees, very little wildlife, lots of ferns and wet soil growing things to ogle. Nice Waterfall, ususally filled with noisy teenagers, but still worth a visit. Try the Rum House for lunch and sangrias. Worth a stop. Shoes with rough soles and bug spray recommended; also be prepared for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went with Charlie's Tours(group of seven) and really enjoyed the the park. A guide is not required but I think it added so much to our visit having someone with knowledge of the vegetation as well as the best spots to stop. It saves time and makes sure you see the best places. Would strongly recommend taking a break... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I visited here recently with a tour group. This was one of the attractions on our week long tour. Since I love nature and tropical foliage, birds, etc. I was really looking forward to see El Yunque. I thought the visitor center was really lovely, beautiful buildings located in the lush tropical forest with nice plantings, water features etc. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful rain forest with options for trails. No guide needed, but we really appreciated having ours. We learned more than we would have alone. The waterfall was quite cold, but I recommend it! Walking path of stones can be wet, muddy or slippery. It is fine, but be careful. Two coordinated adults in our group wiped out on wet rocks... More 

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