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Address: HC-01, Box 13490 | Rio Grande, 00745-9625, Puerto Rico
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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No better time to visit a rain forest than in a rain shower!

We drove our rented jeep over mid morning on a Tuesday and had no trouble finding parking. You do not have to pay a fee but we did to go to the interpretive center and support... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 26, 2016
Theresa J
Woodway, United States

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Woodway, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We drove our rented jeep over mid morning on a Tuesday and had no trouble finding parking. You do not have to pay a fee but we did to go to the interpretive center and support the park. The hikes are well marked but with steep inclines not recommended for flip flops or those with bad knees. Very clear water... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. We had our own car and could stop whenever the scenery called us. Cost $4. Per person. Numerous trails to hike to view waterfalls, etc. stop at visitors information and take pictures of trails you want to hike since they have no paper maps. Bring rain poncho and umbrella, good walking shoes and a swimsuit since... More 

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Absolutely fascinating and the road network is rather good. It is an absolute must when visiting Puerto Rico.

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newcastle upon tyne england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited in may 2015. Amazing place but got soaked to the skin in a matter of mins., didn't take a rain mac and should have done. I took a hand towel which was just enough to dry my hair. Fabulous flora and fona . Trail into the forest on a down ward gradient was very slippery. A wonderful trip. However,... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2015

Hiked to the top of Mt. Briton and Mt. Yunque. Views were great. Rainforest was lush with tropical vegetation (of course). Endemic yellow heliconia was in bloom. Many beautiful water features, small falls. Endemic birds if you have patience and know where to look. Very crowded on Sunday .. but much better during the week. Most folks go to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2014

We enjoyed the scenic drive, though some visitors from the mainland might find the windy roads, fast traffic, and potholes too stressfull. The visitor's center staff were friendly and helpful. We got ideas for hikes and had a light lunch there. The hikes were nice, though we were surprised by the concrete pathway to Mino Falls.

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Although it requires a $4+ entrance fee, we enjoyed the simple but interesting visitor center. Included an informational movie (didn't watch it, not sure if it is shown in English), displays, a small cafe, and the day we visited, vendors with hand made crafts. Two interesting striated rainbow eucalyptus trees are in the parking lot. No ranger anywhere to answer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Let me start by saying that if you are not in a healthy condition you should consider staying by the side of the road and look at the scenery .... If you go to la Mina...you have to walk and hike for about 45 minutes... It's a rain Forrest! It Will Rain!!! Be sensible and wear tennis shoes (don't take... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Luquillo Beach, renowned for so very long, with its lovely run of palm trees may be some of the calmest baby blue water accessible anywhere in Puerto Rico and it's just a hop and skip from this second most impressive setting, an easy enough- two for one - day trip from San Juan well worth making. Here citizens of America,... More 

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Vacaville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Wasn't impressed with the water falls we saw. La Coca Mina falls was disappointing. I thought it would be a much more impressive water fall. The pool to swim in was not as big as I thought it would be. It rained like hell (It's a rain forest) but we enjoyed the hike. Don't bother paying $4.00 to go to... More 

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