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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
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Edgewater, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We drove through on our own... did not have time to do all the nature trails, this will be a must next time! The area was well marked and Very clean. Was an amazing opportunity to see a rain forest! Going to the welcome center and watching the short movie should be your must very educational.

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

What a tremendous experience, I feel so fortunate to have been able to travel here. El Yunque is magnificent and I can envision ancient peoples congregating here during festivals and celebrations. The visitors center has an excellent movie that gives background and current information and hiking on the different trails brings close contact with nature and the plants and animals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We found a place opposite side of PR191 with natural pool where we can swim and jump into water with sling. Great place to visit.

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

we booked a Costco Travel vacation which came with a $100 tour credit through Elegant Steering that we used for a tour of the rain forest. our driver and guide was friendly and knowledgeable (and very patient with our 7 and 4 year olds). we started at the visitors' center, hiked nearby, drove to the popular waterfall, had lunch at... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The drive to El Yunque is not hard to get to and you can easily find it on your GPS or Smartphone. We arrived early around 9 Am to start out hike. It is advised to go early to beat the crowds, tours, and people who are parking. When we arrived it was a ghost town. You will see signs... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My family and I spent a fun day exploring The El Yunque Rain Forest. It is only about 30 minutes from El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. My two granddaughters accompanied my wife and I on the tour of the rain forest. It was an enjoyable outdoor adventure. There are several hiking trails available -wear sneakers, comfortable clothing and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Old Indian tribe that use to live in the island called El Yunque House of the Gods. They believe that their Gods life in the area. Short drive from San Juan and 4 to 5 hour drive from the west of the island The Rain Forrest of El Yunque is a 100% guaranty for their visitor to love and take... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you are staying in San Juan, El Yunque National Forest is an easy drive. Don't worry about the toll roads because the "back" roads don't take that much longer. Remember to pack a bathing suit and some type of water shoes so you can hike to La Mina Falls - you can get under the spray and cool off!... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

El Yunque is a beautiful place to visit in PR. Don't waste your time and money at the visitor's center at the beginning. Just drive on up and find a parking spot. There will be kiosks with maps of the hike. The hike itself is good exercise and the forest canopy keeps you cool. I loved the small narrow concrete... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Seeing El Yunque and the La Mina Falls was amazing! Be prepared to hike though. As you come in, you by pass the visitors center. There is a fee to park and see it but if you don't have a clue where you're going I recommend stopping and getting a map and directions from the information desk. From there we... More

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