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El Portal Tropical Forest Center

Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
787-888-1880
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Type: Museums, Outdoors
Owner description: Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque Rainforest.
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Type: Museums, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque Rainforest.
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the visitor's center for the rain forest. It is built in a beautiful setting of trees and foliage and blends in well with the surroundings. Beautiful landscaping with nature displays, gift shop and small hiking trail.

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franklin,in
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The gentleman explaining El Yunque, did a fantastic job explaining the rainforest and entertaining us.

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Elmira, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

we got lost so we when we finally found this we were too late to explore the whole forest. the ranger gave us great advise on how to get the most of our time ,

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice brick entrance decor into the information center... Nice bridges to walk over above and beside the rainforest plants.. and beautiful flowers.. about a 20 minute informative video, and gift shop and restroom facilities.

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Orem, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Although others complained of the fee charged to visit, with a US Senior Parks Pass, four adults and four children were all admitted free. They have informative exhibits and an enjoyable film. We made a donation to help the work they are doing.

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Austin
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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place is very nice, very helpful staff on hand to answer your questions and a nice movie to give an over view of the El Yunque Rain Forest.

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Morris County, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

They offer short films and information, have things to do for kids and have a nice souvenir shop and stalls. We saw some locals making clay pots, vases, cups and saucers etc right in front of us. if you are pressed on time - one person can go in and get the information you are are looking for (we asked... More 

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Skowhegan, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

went to the El Junque rainforest to hike. Wanted to get the overview at the Forest Center. no way - met by a guard turning cars around as the center was closed. The Mt Britton trail is as described with a consistent uphill move and no flat areas. About a third of the time that the El junque trail would... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The center is very informative. I recommend visiting as a starting point. Inside, there are many signs to read and souvenirs to buy. There's also an information desk. We asked about the best ways to access La Mina Falls, and left quite satisfied. Plus, I got to photograph a lizard on the way back across the bridge.

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Palmetto, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wouldn't have went had our tour started here. But, really glad we did. The film really gave you a perspective on what we were going to see. What to look out for, and an overall greater appreciation.

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