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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
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Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per year,...

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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We went to El Yunque with our daughter and son-in-law and three year old triplets. Once one leaves the main road, it takes about 10 - 15 minutes to get to the visitor center. It... read more

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East Marion, New York
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to El Yunque with our daughter and son-in-law and three year old triplets. Once one leaves the main road, it takes about 10 - 15 minutes to get to the visitor center. It was $2 per senior citizen, and $4 per adult. Children are free. The visitor center is nicely done. We decided to go to La Mina... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first rainforest visit. This outing from our hotel was very worthwhile. Hike to the bottom of a waterfall and swim! Once in a lifetime adventure that everyone should take the time to do. Remember it rains everyday at some point in a rainforest.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A little difficult to find but well worth the effort. My GPS did not work but the limited directional signage was adequate. The visitors' Center, El Portal on PR-191, has good ehxibits and the short informational movie that alternates between Spanish and English is very informative. There is a small snack bar with sandwiches and drinks. The gift shop has... More 

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Sussex, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely park to visit, but if I had to do it all over I would go early and have all day. We zip lined in the morning so didn't arrive until mid-afternoon. It's a busy place and I am not a huge fan of crowds but we found a not so popular trail to three water falls and it... More 

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Sioux Center, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked down a path to a waterfall where people were wading and swimming in the falls. Great spot. Fairly strenuous climb back up, but it was worth it to see the waterfall. Later we climbed a tower (another 98 steps) to a point above the treetops where the view was all the way to the ocean, miles in every... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with my family on a tour and we visited La Mina falls, La Coca falls, and the Lookout tower. Both falls were stunning and La Mina you could even swim under. The lookout tower had nice views although visibility was down the day we went due to humidity. The only complaint I would have would be the... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove here from our studio in Humacao. Traffic is always kind of heavy. It is $4 each to enter, and for this I was hoping to get a map of some sort. But no. They have one small one on the desk and tell you to take a picture of it. For $8, we should get a map. Anyway,... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an amazing personalized tour with a private tour guide. We visited the rain forest and several 'locals only' spots for shopping and food. Jonathan was a lot of fun and gave us a mini education in all things Puerto Rico!! He was willing and able to take us anywhere on the island that we wanted to see. Fun... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not a hiker or adventurer, and I don't do well on winding roads, so I thought I would have to skip this amazing place. Instead, I was taken as far as the first waterfall and was able to experience this beautiful place. Everyone should have the opportunity to at least get a glimpse of the beauty in this... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Before you ascend to the big attraction, look for a small bridge that curves. There's a waterfall that has a side hike that will lead you to a bigger waterfall. It's private and a bit dangerous because it's not a naked out hike 'officially'

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