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The El Yunque Rain Forest

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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Be prepared for lots of walking! I would recommend this site to active people in relatively good shape. The trails get steep and the air gets thinner as you reach the summit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Joliet, Illinois
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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for lots of walking! I would recommend this site to active people in relatively good shape. The trails get steep and the air gets thinner as you reach the summit. Make sure you wear shoes with good grips as the trails are moist and slick. The rain forest is breathtaking with several waterfalls, streams and wade pools. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Besides the great vegetation, the outstanding nature El Yunque has much more to offer. For me the visit to the main waterfall was the best part. Take your swimming suit on and walk down to the main waterfall using the stairway available for easier walk. Bring camera alone as there are some very nice shots of rocks, mountain and little... More 

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

My sister and I stumbled on this. We were on our way to Fajardo to catch the cruise boat to Culebra (which you must do if you go to PR) and we saw signs to the Yunque. We didn't think it would be such a detour, the road to get to the park was a residential, size of one lane,... More 

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

Its a very nice place to visit. You have various options to settle. I went to the top of the mountain, we walked alot but it was very pleasing. Afterward we settled in "The Mina" where we were able to enjoy the cold water and the great natural view. I recommend. Es un lugar muy bueno para visitar. Tienes varias... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a National park, so if you have your USA National Park Pass you get free entrance to the building with information. But it you do not want & probably won't need the info just make a U-turn & head on up into the Rainforest. The road is narrow, so go slow. It is very lush & beautiful as... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked the half day 4 hour tour to El Yunque through our hotel concierge. Our guide Steven was very professional and knowledgeable. We didn't give it a 4-5 star simply because we went to similar tours before. But we learned so much about the history, nature and culture in Puerto Rico on this trip. Very nice tour. You won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took a several hour tour that took us to the observation tower and to the bigger falls. Hike is about a mile to the falls. You can swim in the pool at bottom of falls but we didn't know that until we got there so wear a swimsuit underneath. Loved hearing the Coqui frogs throughout the hike as learning... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The ride up is quite serpentine so if you get motion sickness be prepared. Once you get up part of the way you can get out and take pictures, hike a trail or grab a bite to eat. The scenery is breathtaking. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I frequently visit the Climatron at Missouri Botanical Gardens. It was so amazing to be in and above a real tropical rainforest. Unfortunately PR is in a drought, so the waterfalls were affected. Still definitely worth the trip. We booked with Louie and got Manuel who was an excellent guide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was thirty minutes from our hotel. El Conquistador. the tour from hotel cost 140 dollars. A bit expensive. The tour guide did not speak english very well. His facts were not accurate. The walking tour included a trail that was a little tuff for people with knee problems. Waterfall was more of a drip. Did not see much in... More 

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