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El Portal Tropical Forest Center

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Address: Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-888-1880
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Description: Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque...
Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque Rainforest.
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Clean restrooms..

Clean bathrooms..,interesting information..self guided tour. There is a snack bar with reasonable prices. If you are up for it, take the trails and see the rain forest on our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Round Rock, Texas
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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Clean bathrooms..,interesting information..self guided tour. There is a snack bar with reasonable prices. If you are up for it, take the trails and see the rain forest on our own..beware..its a trek! But oh so lovely!

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited this as a family. We took a day-trip from San Juan into the rainforest. This place was well-staffed, full of orchids, had some fun activities for the kids, etc. A worthwhile stop.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning views, a lookout tower, educational (and interesting) visitor's center. Although the hike to the waterfall was difficult (knee/hip problems) I'm glad I stuck it out. Wow! Worth the steep steps. Entrance fee of $4 was well worth the time spent in El Yunque forest.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This place is really lame, the only thing its good for is to get the map of El Yunque trails, but other than that there is nothing to do there. I would rather spend time hiking than spending too much time at el portal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I recommend spending the $4.00 to enter the visitor center. In addition to a small gift shop and restaurant, they have trail maps and an introduction to the rainforest.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Good overview of all that El Yunque has to offer. Hear the call of the Coqui' the small frogs with a big voice native to this area.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

be sure too see the movie, and visit every room in the center.you can hike from the center to sites but they said it is about 2 hours.

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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice stop for an introduction to the rain forest. Lots of educational exhibits which appeared geared toward school groups. There are restrooms and a small cafe type place to grab a snack. The gift shop had some interesting items and you can get your US National Park Passport stamp here too if you collect them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was very informational as there were Rangers there to explain about the rain forest and the different sights that you may see along the way, the also give out maps of the routes and the different trails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

$4 fee per person entrance fee was worth it to get guidance from the ranger, use clean facilities, see great information boards with great pictures of wildlife in the park, and a fine gift shop. We stopped there at the front and end of the park tour. A great refreshing place to cool off and grab a cool drink or... More 

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Additional Information about El Portal Tropical Forest Center

Address: Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, 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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