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El Yunque National Forest
Experience the rain forest without having to blaze your own trail. El Yunque's well-marked trails and helpful guides lead you to its many photogenic features, from waterfalls and lush vegetation to an observation tower with great views. It's an easy day trip from San Juan.

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The El Yunque Rain Forest
The El Yunque Rain Forest
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... 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
Attraction type: Forests; Waterfalls; Parks
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Yokahu Observation Tower
Yokahu Observation Tower
A tower in El Yunque offering a sweeping view of the rainforest.
Attraction type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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La Mina Falls
La Mina Falls
Be sure to leap into the cool waters at the base of this 35-foot cascade.
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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Torre Britton
Torre Britton
This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.
Attraction type: Lookouts
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Luquillo Beach
Luquillo Beach
Take your camera to this lovely palm-lined beach, which features calm waters for children, and a chance to ride the "paso fino" horses along the beach.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Las Vistas Cafe at Siete Mares Bay Inn
Las Vistas Cafe at Siete Mares Bay Inn
Ranked #1 of 59 restaurants in Fajardo
Price: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Vegetarian, Puerto Rican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Lluvia Deli Bar & Artefacto
Lluvia Deli Bar & Artefacto
Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Palmer
Price: $5 - $20
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
La Familia Bakery 2
La Familia Bakery 2
Ranked #2 of 32 restaurants in Rio Grande
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Café, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Di Yukas
Di Yukas
Ranked #2 of 59 restaurants in Fajardo
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
El Rincon Del Sabor
El Rincon Del Sabor
Ranked #1 of 47 restaurants in Luquillo
Price: $8 - $22
Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

La Paloma Guest House
La Paloma Guest House
$65 - $75

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar
3.0 of 5
Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar
$136 - $266
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Humacao
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Casa Marshall
Casa Marshall
$65 - $100
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ceiba

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Rainforest Inn
Rainforest Inn
$160 - $165
Carole's Rainforest Villas
Carole's Rainforest Villas
$135 - $245

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
3.0 of 5
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
$124 - $173
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Luquillo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
5.0 of 5
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
$529 - $1,941
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Rio Grande
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Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
4.5 of 5
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
$312 - $794
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Fajardo
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San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel
4.0 of 5
San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel
$217 - $322
Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Isla Verde
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.