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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
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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
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You can have a great experience here without even getting out of the care, however I recommend (if you're physically able) exploring some of the trails to get a more in depth feel for this lovely part of the world. You can spend as much or as little time as you want, the trails are well marked and paved, easily... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

While in Puerto Rico you have to go the El Yunque. A rental car is the best way to see it. Stop in the visitor center. $4 per person but worthwhile. You can get a little orientation and a map. You also can get the same maps online as well. The forest is one road in and the same road... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful rain forest. You can actually drive thru it, which would take about 45 minutes up and 45 back down. There are several spots to get out and get on trails. La Coca Falls is the first falls that you can see from the road. But, La Mina Falls is actually a .7 mile hike to. You can actually get... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

visit Yokahu Observation Tower visit la mina falls they are very refreshing visit Mt Britton lookout tower. - its a good 1 hr hike at regular pace from the parking. there is no parking lot you need to park road side. So try to park as close to the entrance of the trail entrance If you are adventurous try to... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I took a tour through our cruise ship. It was not what I expected. I thought we would see some wildlife and such. No such luck not even a bird. We saw trees some different plants a couple were cool that being breadfruit and coffee tree. There was a waterfall which was pretty and then a stop at a little... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Half day rainforest experience, it was wonderful. Our tour guide, Angel was a bit excitable, and animated, but made the tour all the more enjoyable. This was the 1st Annual BBB (Beauty, Brains and Business ) Exotic Girl's vacation that me and my friends will be doing annually. Puerto Rico was nice place to begin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

the most breathtaking place I've ever been. One visit will change your life. you can take a tour out there, but keep in mind this is a National Park (admission is free), and its only a 30 minute drive from San Juan. However you get there...a trip to the island is not complete unless you visit here.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were very excited to visit El Yunque on our stop over in Puerto Rico before heading to the Virgin Islands. We were extremely disappointed when we finally arrived to find 1000's of people visiting the park and barely any viable parking. It felt like we were visiting Disney World in the peak season! Once we finally... More

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I visited El Yunque with friends in our rental car. Don't bother with fancy tour groups and such. It is really easy to navigate and maneuver. The ride up the mountain is generally about 20-30 minutes but it really depends where you are headed. Our first stop was the Torre Britton trail. It is quite a hike, lasting about 45... More

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visitor's Center opened at 9am and cost $4 to see the intro video and tour maps, also a gift shop for cold gatorade and trinkets, books, etc. I parked at Colorado (toilets and free parking) and took the red to green trails to El Yunque peak. I stopped at Mt Britton (highly recommend) and then at the rock viewing point... More

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