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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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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The rain forest was lush and beautiful with numerous rainfalls in various sizes. Great place to take photos. The waterfall at Big Tree is worth the trek.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We did a guided tour which took us down to la Mina falls, a 32 ft waterfall. It was a great hike, but slippery in some spots. You pretty much follow the trail, so there is little chance of anyone getting lost if you go on your own. Do not wear sandals and the water is cold, but beautiful. Our... More

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New Orleans
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We packed a cooler hiked the trails, saw waterfalls, the place is amazing!! The ranger station has a ton of information for you!! After a day exploring there we left the forest went out on to the main road and took a right. A little ways down on the left are these little kiosks! We had fun browsing through them,... More

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Ash, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely the most beautiful rain forest! I enjoyed going down all the paths and looking at all the plants and of course the frogs lol. I loved loved loved the big waterfall and jumping in the water there. :) It is a must see and I definitely want to go back soon!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous everywhere we looked. Easy to find, easy to travel through. Super lush, we loved the noise of the waterfall the entire time. So worth it. Would be a great proposal site ;)

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a place! So many waterfalls and trails! For the most adventurous there are a million options with local guides for ziplining, rapelling, but if you just drive up there, and follow the road up in the park, there are parking lots along the way where you can stop, take pictures, see waterfalls, go into the observation tower, and so... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Once you get there, there is a good amount of stops off the main road up the hill to see different views, vantage points, and bathrooms. We stopped at each, took pictures and enjoyed the whole experience. We walked one of the routes to see the waterfall and nature made "pool". It was a great time, careful driving up and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wasn't a terrible place to go. We paid to go to the visitor center and like many of the reviews I would recommend saving your money. Further up you can buy food and drink as well as find a bathroom. The guy at the visitor center desk is obviously sick of his job so he is a bit rude so... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

While visiting San Juan, we rented a car and made the easy drive to El Yunque. Highly recommend it if you are the least bit interested in seeing nature in the wild. If you arrive early, say around 09:00, you may have the place to yourself, like we did. There is no fee if you drive straight up the winding... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The road was very narrow but beautiful. Numerous places to get off and take photos. There was a hike we took about 40 minutes walking distance to a waterfall. The hike is the big tree trail to LA mina falls. Worth the hike and if your careful you can swim under the waterfall. Water is cold and refreshing but footage... More

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