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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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This center has good explanations of the flora and fauna of the rain forest. The guide was extremely helpful in pointing out the trails that would be best for us to climb given... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The visitors center is very informative, lots of great displays. There is also a short documentary style video to watch. The view from the upper level towards the ocean is awesome! It is well worth the small admission fee. The staff there was also great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This center has good explanations of the flora and fauna of the rain forest. The guide was extremely helpful in pointing out the trails that would be best for us to climb given our time constraints. Nice displays, clean bathrooms, friendly park rangers.

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

At this beautiful spot, you can learn about the differences in the forest as you ascend from level to level. If you love nature, you will be fascinated by all the information you can find.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The architecture of the center is very modern and fit into the forest. The exhibits are exceptionally informative about things related to the rain forests. Various types of native plants were put in the display area very well. The Center is clean with nice bathroom facilities, coffee shop and gift shop.

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The nominal fee for the parking is well worth it. The gift shop and it's surroundings has a lot to say about this National Park. Don't forget your Passport stamp Book to your National Parks to include in your stamp.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was our first stop during our El Yunque adventure. The cost to experience the portal is only $4 per person, but includes a lot. You will get to visit the educational exhibits, see a film, use restrooms, and get a map of the El Yunque trails. There is also a short hiking trail at the portal that is worth... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nice center and short movie to introduce you to the rain forest. They charge you $4 to enter per adult. You really don't need to stop here to see the rain forest however. Keep driving up the road and stop along the way.

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

First, the price was $4 per person to park. Next, that price was worth the clean restroom. There is also a small cafe, a museum quality gift shop, educational displays, a theater with an introductory forest film, an information desk, and maps of the forest. There is also beautiful foliage and your first chance for some great photo ops before... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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

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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