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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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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

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This is a must do! We spent 2.5 hours. We did stop at the visitor center, $4 per adult, they give you a map which you can get online. You can skip them, but they quickly helped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is a must do! We spent 2.5 hours. We did stop at the visitor center, $4 per adult, they give you a map which you can get online. You can skip them, but they quickly helped me understand there are 2 ways to La Mina falls. We took the second way in, which I think was better as most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Don't miss a trip to El Yunque and La Mina falls. It's well worth the trip, only about an hour from San Juan. Definitely rent a car (no need to do a tour), skip the welcome center, stop at the first waterfall by car for a photo op, then drive to the Observation Tower and check that out--views are gorgeous,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

our favorite "wilderness" hike was juan diego. We never did find the "trail" if there is one. We hiked up along the stream.very steep and sometimes hand over hand. slippery because of wet rocks and clay soil. But...most of the time we had this place to ourselves! Beautiful waterfalls, rushing stream, my husband even got to skinny dip in one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

There are a number of trails to be walked. You can visit the rain forest free of charge by just driving to the trails. But if you want a map it is best to go to the visitor center. There you will find information and you can view a brief movie. There are refreshments and facilities. There is a $4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

A unique experience. Very well planned National Forest site. The walks vary in difficulty and are all wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful forest. Although a rain forest the day we were there the weather was cloudy at times and sunny at others. No rain. We did stop at all the sights as well as the Park's Visitor Center. We enjoyed the exhibits and the movie and learned quite a bit. We also stopped at the tower on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I drove our rental car to El Yunque. If we had it to do over, we would leave earlier so that we could be in the park ahead of the tour buses. We stopped at the visitor's center, the tower, Coca falls, and the Mina falls trailhead. The trail down to Mina falls is steep - wear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is another must see in Puerto Rico. The visitors center is pretty cool and has a nice movie to watch about the forest. Make sure you hike to the waterfall and don't forget swimwear! We hiked in from the top down the slippery, wet, rocky trail arrived at the falls and discovered people swimming in the pool. Not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful trip! El Yunque was a nice diversion from the sun and sand. La Coca and La Mina falls were delightful. I found the trail to La Mina to be fairly easy. The steps can get slick in he rain. I made due with sneakers as there is no room for hiking boots in a carryon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It was a long walk but definitely worth some of the sites. I can be crowded , espexially at the waterfall with all the tours going through the park.Make sure to have water because can be very humid and hot, wear comfortable walking shoes since the terrain can be slightly uneven and slick.

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