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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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If you have time, and stamina, you must hike in El Yunque! The forest is breathtaking and the views are incredible. If hiking the trail to La Mina falls, be prepared for lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you have time, and stamina, you must hike in El Yunque! The forest is breathtaking and the views are incredible. If hiking the trail to La Mina falls, be prepared for lots of up and down hills. The hike is marked "challenging" and is .7 miles in to the falls from the trailhead. The trail is mostly covered with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family of 5 (all adults) had a wonderful day hiking and investigating the water and vegetation at this beautiful Rain Forest.. Only disappointment were the water fails due to the current drought conditions, but definitely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is gorgeous I went with my cousin who go over there all the time because they live not to far. So beautiful and it's a good workout. La Mina falls very pretty

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

There are so many trails to explore and sometimes the best is going off the beaten path :) Our favorite was Juan Diego Falls!

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We took this tour as our last excursion with our cruise line. The waterfall is beautiful. We also saw some wildlife and beautiful flora.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a tour with 'Tony'; he was very good and talked a lot . . . actually very knowledgeable. As a caveat, there is a drought in PR, so that affects the waterfalls in the rainforest. The ones we saw had water 'trickling down'. It's cool to see the different plant life as opposed to forests in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Comfortable shoes a must. Hat for rain. Camera. Lots of opportunities for pictures. Lots of walking, some steep inclines, steps. Slippery when raining.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

El Yunque Rain Forest is a must see attraction in Puerto Rico. Our group decided not to take a tour and explore on our own and it was a great experience. We did notice some families who had a private guide who provided local knowledge which could be helpful on the history and finding some hidden attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife wanted to go to the reinforest and go to one of the watrefalls. So we decidded to go tho El Yunque. We folled Google maps, don't just stop and ask the locals for directions. Better and faster than Google maps. Anyway. we found our way to Las Minas waterfalls. The hike down was not bad as was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must do if you are visiting PR. The beauty of the rain forest and the mountains is breathtaking. A stop at the visitors center ($4 per person) will get you directions and a map of the trails as well as a snack bar and clean restrooms (and of course the obligatory gift shop). There are two ways... More 

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