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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 young children, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have a 10 and a 6 year old girl they loved it. Amazing, For those who love to be surrounded by nature. A lot of walking so make sure to have plenty of water :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visited as part of a tour through Elegant Steering. The morning of our visit the park had gotten quite a bit more rain than normal in a short period of time. Park staff were very attentive in controlling traffic to each of the parking areas to the trails and were warning hikers of the dangers of the wet trails down... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family and I enjoyed hiking and exploring the rain forest. We were here during the week of 4th of July so it was a bit crowded, but overall it was a great experience. We especially enjoyed the gorgeous waterfalls and the views from the top of the observation tower.

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Scarsdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went with 16 people (12-63). Drove our rental car. Places to park along the way to get out and explore and climb waterfalls. Probably better to go on a weekday as we went on a Sunday and it was extremely crowded with locals so parking and swimming at main waterfall were crowded. Wear watershoes no need for hiking boots unless... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What a lush forest. Be sure to go very early, narrow twisting roads fill up quickly making driving tough. Parking very limited so some views cannot be enjoyed such as waterfalls.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We moved from Puerto Rico several years ago, but every time we visit the Island we go back to El Yunque. My favorite place in the Island. The trails, the waterfalls, the lush vegetation, everything about it is breathtaking. The hike to the top is a bit of a challenge, but well worth it on a clear day, the view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful excursion. Easy and fun to do without a tour guide. There are many entrances for options. Parking may be difficult if it is the busy season (July). Wear appropriate footwear but there are options as to difficulties of paths. Use bug spray and bring water bottles.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Being from the northeast United States we don't get a chance to hang and hike in any rain forests. So driving up to El Yunque was quite the experience. First of all I loved the winding roads up the rain forest. It was such a different experience than I am used to be from the flat land of Long Island,... More

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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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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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