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The El Yunque Rain Forest

Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
(787) 888-1880
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Waterfalls, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Bronx, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had a blast with my family exploring the rain forest. My daughter said she loves exploring like Dora. lol. Had a very lovely experience and all the park rangers was very very friendly and amusing. Get your camera ready and enjoy the scenic views of the water falls, mountains, and rain forests.

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Milford, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We rented a car and drove to the Rain Forest. It was a nice trip and very easy to find. The location of the rain forest to the hotel was a nice distance. Lots of information posted at different stops at the Rain Forest

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had we arrived even half an hour later than we did, we would have been among the hundreds of vehicles barred by police from ascending farther into the park due to the massive overcrowding. I believe this was due to the huge crowd of locals drawn to the waterfalls on the weekend as a sort of naturally occurring theme park... More

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the trip! An hour away from Old San Juan by car, but the experience is well worth it. Dress appropriately if you are going to hike... can drive part of the way! The natural pool and Coco Falls are not to be missed!

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's a really beautiful place, but by the time we got there at around ten on a Sunday morning, it was packed. I think that if we had gotten there earlier in the day, it would have been better.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Good information, nice hike, lots of rain, great vegetation, comfortable transportation, and frequent stops for souveneirs and snacks.

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denver29
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I arranged a tour through my hotel of El Yungque. The tour was great and the place is beautiful! Not many people and great weather. We stopped along the way at road side food stands for chicken and rice and beans! yum. Close to San Juan, I enjoyed it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Although my trip to PR was for a wedding, I had to sneak off to see this beautiful rainforest! And boy was I glad I did! Such a beautiful park, a recent landslide interrupted a few trails but overall it was a great way to spend the day. I'd recommend renting a car and going early in the day to... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

when we reached the rain forest did not know what to expect, and then boom a beautiful waterfall right in our face. it was so amazing. Also we did the waterfall just amazing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

An hour drive from old San Juan, we are fortunate that a friend of my father-in-law drove us to this beautiful rain forest. So lush, green and cool. The sound of the falls, coqui frogs, birds, crickets is very relaxing. Nice place to hike and just cherish the wonder of nature. And on the way back to the city, we... More

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