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Top things to do in El Yunque National Forest

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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Forests; Parks; Waterfalls; Outdoors
Owner description: Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per year, El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
A tower in El Yunque offering a sweeping view of the rainforest.
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
Be sure to leap into the cool waters at the base of this 35-foot cascade.
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Lookouts; Outdoors
This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Hiking Trails; Sports
An extension of Big Tree Trail, this rainforest trek passes by a waterfall and gold mine.
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$80* and up
Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Beaches; Outdoors

Just got back from Laguillo beach. Very nice, clean with soft sands and mild waters. Great for the kids. I would recommend staying slightly south of the Kiosks for some privacy... more »

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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Hiking Trails; Sports
This short, memorable and popular walk is the best way to experience the rainforest.
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Museums; Outdoors
Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque Rainforest.
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
Owner description: A premier attraction of El Yunque Rain Forest, these dramatic waterfalls cascade down mossy cliffs, where the more... more » Owner description: A premier attraction of El Yunque Rain Forest, these dramatic waterfalls cascade down mossy cliffs, where the more adventurous can climb up slippery rocks to its base for a closer look. « less
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Wellness Spas
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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
The gem of this range is El Yunque, the 3500-foot peak renowned for its hiking trails and other outdoor activities.
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Ranked #14 of 14 attractions in El Yunque National Forest
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
Take the difficult 4-hour Trade Winds Trail all the way to El Toro Peak, which is the second-highest peak in Puerto Rico.
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