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El Yunque National Forest

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This forest receives an annual fluvial precipitation of almost 400 billion liters of precipitation. Its waterfalls, orchids, giant ferns, imposing tabonuco trees and palms make it a true paradise for the photographer and nature lover. Right next to...more
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Rio Grande 00745-9625, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of El Yunque is colsed due to damage from hurricane Maria. Wait a year or two before visiting El Yunque for the damage to be repaired.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see! The rainforest is breathtaking and so many beautiful plants, flowers, sounds. Hike up to the clouds or follow another path

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ocean-happyplace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a half day adventure. You can do it alone or hire a tour guide There are different types of sites to take pictures. Follow the trail to a beautiful beach and waterfall. This is a about 1 1/2 hiking trail in each direction...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 734barryt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keeping in mind that they are still rebuilding after the devastating hurricane from a few years back, they are almost fully up and running and the views and sights are simply breath taking. My boyfriend had planned on proposing to me on a beach at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KatFajardo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it here! Much of it is still closed from the hurricane, but there is still plenty to see. You have to stop here on your trip!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Susan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place to enjoy nature in many ways. Wonderful lush vegetation, green everywhere, rock formations, views, trails, streams, smells and sounds of nature, specially the sound of the coqui frog while walking the trails. Take a moment, a pause and BREATHE while you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Antarsul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery just driving through. I didn't hike in. We stopped at a roadside souvenir shop. They were cooking shishkabobs outside that were delicious!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Discover40153
Reviewed April 17, 2019

You'll see that much of the park has not yet reopened since the hurricane. However, that should not stop you from visiting. The place is still beautiful, with some great hikes and water holes. Staff will provide instruction regarding anything that is closed for construction....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MicahB502
Reviewed April 15, 2019

I kind of knew what to expect, but I was still saddened by the missing tree canopy at El Yunque. Oddly, I really hadn't noticed it on previous visits--as Joni Mitchell sang, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone." The canopy will come...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank caromex13
Reviewed April 11, 2019

This is a lovely spot with outstanding views. Nice for a drive or hike down to the waterfalls. A must-see if you visit Puerto Rico.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sonia F
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608laurie
December 15, 2018|
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Response from summerstarr77 | Reviewed this property |
Take an Uber if you are hiking from the entrance. Rent a car if you are driving from spot to spot. There are only about 4 or 5 trail heads open so you will be walking the road in between the open areas. We drove between... More
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adztop
October 22, 2018|
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Response from Mitsubishi0075 | Reviewed this property |
well there is no entrance fee but there some places of el Yunque that to do an attraction like mountain biking or canoeing you have to rent but most of the places you can enter for free some may ask you for a donation fee... More
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Kristi D
August 15, 2018|
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Response from 772donaldn | Reviewed this property |
I'm 73. My wife is 61. We had no trouble walking through the entire area. It's going to take you some time to climb up the stairs to get to the top of the tower, but even if you're a senior citizen and need to take your... More
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