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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an...

This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.

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My. Britton Tower is awesome

We hiked to Mt. Britton Tower and were able to see El Yunque Peak and views all the way from San Juan to Fajardo. It's nice and secluded because a lot of other hikers don't go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
KBrown2016
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Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked to Mt. Britton Tower and were able to see El Yunque Peak and views all the way from San Juan to Fajardo. It's nice and secluded because a lot of other hikers don't go there, but it's well worth the extra hike. It was gorgeous!

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Thank KBrown2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We decided to hike up to the tower after La Mina Falls. It took us about 30-45 minutes to get up there. Once we reached the tower, it felt like we were in the clouds. It was such a surreal experience. If you go to the rainforest, be sure to check out this trail! Highly recommend it!

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1 Thank Kim L
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

part of the el YUNQUE experience. 30- 45 min hicking on safe well marked excelelnt signs up hill. History in on hour

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Thank uchype
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

You feel like touching the clouds, you breath 100% clean air, is a boost of life. You almost can see Vieques if is a clear day.

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Thank Wanda M
Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This national rain forest is beautiful it is the only rain forest I have ever been to and it is just breath taking a must if you visit Puerto Rice. This is not a relaxing place however. It is hard to get a good view of anything because it's a wild tall forest. Just plan to hike along a specific... More 

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Thank Flor C
Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been to the yunque twice already, and both times it has been a different experience. The first time there was so much fog, it made you feel like you were in a dream. The second time the sky was clear and the view was ridiculously beautiful.

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Homestead, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Take a drive to El Yunque Rainforest and drive all the way up to Mt. Britton. There is on road parking where you will then start your 40 minute hike up. A beautiful easy hike surrounded by the trees, coquis and fellow explorers. Once you get up to the tower you will be able to see El Yunque all the... More 

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3 Thank Karla B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This trail went up through the rain forest and out onto the hillside. It was a moderate climb and the trails are a bit rough and steep in places. The view from the top was absolutely gorgeous: Fajardo, the mountains, and the beautiful Flamboyan trees in bloom. If you have a few hours, this is a worthwhile visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Let me start by saying that me and my wife are not the best hikers or in tip top shape. However, we decided to hike to the tower because of what we heard about the views. The trail to it is a combo of stairs and flat pat (all paved, one mile total). Then you walk up a road to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The hike to this tower is steep with a constant incline. It could be challenging for some. Once you are at the top, you will be treated with an amazing 360 degree view. It's definitely one of the highlights in El Yunque National Forest.

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