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The El Yunque Rain Forest

Address: Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 888-1880
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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per...
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Type: Forests, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We took a tour from La Concha hotel and it was worth the hour drive to see this beautiful place. Our guide was very informative and took us to see all the highlights. We could definitely come back here and spend more time on the trails. Beautiful plants, waterfalls, picnic area and great views from the tower. A must see... More 

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We did a 1 hour hike to la Minas waterfall, it was a great hike but when we got to the waterfall it was very loud and crowded, with kids swimming and climbing on the rocks below. Amazing place

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great time exploring the rain forest during our two day stay in Puerto Rico. It is an absolute must see if you have the chance. Hire a tour guide so you get the inside scoop. Read up on the making of the paths to create the national park before you go. Prepare for rain...it is a RAIN... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Puerto Rico has so many gorgeous sites - get out of the touristy, over populated souvenir shop area of San Juan and go explore the natural sites! el yunque rainforest has so many gorgeous sites and views. start off slow by heading to the tower with a view of the rainforest, then head off to some trails, with one ending... More 

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edmond ok
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We chose to drive from the Carolina area of San Juan along the ocean- view 187 route. It was very scenic and interesting to see the "local seafood shacks" en route to El Yunque. The El Yunque visitors center is impressive and very clean. The rain forest is beautiful to see driving on well marked roads or hiking on any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We were picked up in a van exactly on time at our hotel. The ride to El Yunque was nice, but our driver didn't give much information as we traveled. The rainforest was great but it did rain. In fact, it poured. Take a cheap poncho with you or buy one for $7 when you are there. The hike to... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We hiked to the top of one of the peaks along with visiting the observation tower. Amazing views from both!

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Hands down my favorite activity in PR!! Don't waste your time at the visitors station. Just take the drive up the mountain and hop out at any of the various waterfalls you will see along the way. There are observation areas where you can look down to Fajardo and the beaches. Just beautiful. But the best part is the 45... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome. It provides us some amazing views of the island and brings us closer to the nature. An absolute must-see for those are on the island.

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Washington
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We drove out from Old San Juan to experience the rain forest and we got exactly what we wanted: amazing views, wide variety of vegetation, cloud-covered peaks, waterfalls and pools. There were also several lookout/observation towers that afforded awesome views of the coastline on one side and the cloud-covered peaks on the other. The waterfalls were nice, but there are... More 

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