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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
Fee: No
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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Hiking and waterfalls!

Nice hike to the peak, with great views! About 4.5 miles round trip. Then hiked to a nearby waterfall for a refreshing dip. That is a short but steep hike, about 1.5 miles round... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice hike to the peak, with great views! About 4.5 miles round trip. Then hiked to a nearby waterfall for a refreshing dip. That is a short but steep hike, about 1.5 miles round trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must see when visiting Purto Rico! Definitely worth the drive! Make sure you go to the tower so that you can see the entire forest! Stunning! Parking is limited, get there early!

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Sarver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So glad we drove from San Juan to visit the welcome center and drive and stop a few places along the way. Just beautiful. Lots of options for hiking and even a few places to eat as we drove through. So worth a visit!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was over hyped at the fact that it was rain forest. I thought I was going to go on a cool dirt path jungle adventure but I came out a tad disappointed...it was a raised cemented walkway with no animals around. the saving grace was the waterfall. that was pretty cool. the hike itself was very easy. My friend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Take some time to drive up and see the lush environment. Take some time to hike around, and see the waterfalls and towers. I hope to come back and visit this place again and see more of it, as we didnt get to see it all. Beautiful

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Cumberland, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fun for the entire family. Sort of confusing when you first drive up to the gate. You don't need to pay to tour the building to get to trails, although we did after being told we didn't have to because we stopped just short of where the trails were after convincing ourselves we were going the wrong way...just keep going... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a much see if you go to Puerto Rico. We drove as far up as we could and then started our journey. Wear comfortable shoes and cool clothing. This is not an easy hike, there are alot of steep hills and rocky. So worth it! The scenery is so beautiful it look s like a movie set. It's... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved everything about it . You need to like the outdoors to appreciate it. Make sure you have sneakers or water shoes since the trail can get a bit slippery. Take water with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

At the time of this visit they were going thru a water shortage, so the waterfalls weren't near as beautiful this time but when we went in 2014 they were awesome! Lots of trails to walk! Very beautiful.

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Sanbana Grande, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the number one rain forest in the Caribbean. Magical environment for relax and have the adventure of your life time. Incredible water falls, cold rivers, wonderful forest and super great surprising weather. If you love the forest come and see for your self.

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Additional Information about The El Yunque Rain Forest

Address: Address: Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 888-1880
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  El Yunque National Forest
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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