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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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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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Been there many times. Can't get enough of the place. Every time I find new sites and views. Going there next week with family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Been there many times. Can't get enough of the place. Every time I find new sites and views. Going there next week with family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Refresh, rain forest have trails and areas where enjoy the day and have picnics. Rivers and cascades.beautiful nature experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

El Yunque is a big place but the trail is doable. You should be in good condition to walk the steep tracks. There are pieces to rest. All in all it is a nice place to be one with nature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very crowded but managed to get a few good pictures under the falls. Definitely a must see if you are visiting San Juan.

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Stow, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our guide was not at all informative. We seen a pretty waterfall and that was it. I cringe at the fact I paid her so much money for that experience. The hike was dangerous and the wild life was non existent. Total waste of time and money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We drove our rental vehicle up and stopped at different points on the map. We did not pay for a tour and I'm glad we didn't. We were able to stay as long as we wanted to at each attraction. The 0.7 mile hike is just that, a HIKE. We took the steeper of the two options down to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went on a Saturday. The traffic was awful and the forest police were inspecting vehicles so the traffic was really slow. Avoid the visitor center they charge, everything else is free. Very narrow tight roads which we are used to having lived in Italy bear the mountains, but could be scary for some. All the picnic spots were full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited back in June and did the El Yunque trail. It took about 3.5 hours round trip but getting to the top made the 2 hour climb worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I booked a tour of the Rain Forest with Puerto Rico Tour Desk and it was a wonderful trip. Frankie is THE BEST tour guide. He is very informative and very friendly and helpful. He bypassed the places that were crowded and took us to some "secret spots" that were very beautiful with very few people there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The overall experience was defiantly worth it! The road to drive on is very narrow which makes it hard on tight turns where you can't see another car coming your direction. We went to La Niña Falls and did the 200 foot decline/elevation, word of advice if you have any type of medical condition please don't walk the 0.8 mile... More 

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Address: Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 888-1880
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  El Yunque National Forest
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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