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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
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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The really rainy rain forest

I took the walking tour and it was just wonderful. If you can select a tour guide I would highly recommend No-AMY (that is how you say it). She was fabulous and entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I took the walking tour and it was just wonderful. If you can select a tour guide I would highly recommend No-AMY (that is how you say it). She was fabulous and entertaining. If you already have a rain poncho at home, bring it. This is not your Hawaiian rain forest. When it rains it literally pours. Ponchos are the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I had visions of riding on a crowded tour bus for hours! What a pleasure it was to find just the opposite. We were in small, but comfortable, van with three other couples. Our driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She offered many opportunities to stop an walk around while she continued to give both historical and cultural stories... More 

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

We drove ourselves. Easy to find. Beautiful hike to waterfall. Kids 9 and 12 enjoyed it. only $4 per adult to park and see the ranger center displays. This is a must see in Puerto Rico!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visited in the beginning of April and the views were spectacular! We loved visiting La MIna waterfall and enjoyed the hike. The water was cold and my son didn't want to get in, but my sister and mother enjoyed the water. We were there early which was great. The trial is narrow and becomes crowded by the afternoon.

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

Absolutely a splendid vust. Happened to be chilly/rainy weird I know...but still was amazing we kept driving up and would get out and explore as the rain settled. Wil be back in summer months so we can see more. Bought a coqui frog stuffed animal. Kids love pressing it to hear it. LOVE PR

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The place was a jungle-literally. Very neat vegetation, overlooks and waterfalls. It was definitely a place to see if visiting the island. Had various hiking trails all rated for difficulty and distance which helped a lot. Bring lots of water and energy bars if planning to spend much time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We visited in mid-April. The trails are narrow and paved and grooved but can be bumpy in spots. There are few levels portions. Some bridges with railings and almost no railings on the narrow trail. You will be going either up of down and at times it will be steep. Not a good place for folks with bad knees. Perhaps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We didn't have the time for a hike,but if you opt for the "Drive in" Experience you'll get a nice impression of the lush nature..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband, 6 yr old and 1 yr hiked the La Mina trail to the waterfalls. Since it our was first time, we started at the Visitor Center to get a map of the trail and eat lunch. While there is no fee to hike the trails, there is a small fee to enter the Visitor Center. We then drove... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took an adventure tour of PR, and El Yunque forest and the waterfall trail was one of our stops. It is a beautiful and lush. We saw wildlife and rare fauna that you will never see anywhere else in the world. The fragrance of Wild Ginger was intoxicating, and I still dream about it today. It... More 

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