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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...more
While on vacation in San Juan, PR we went to visit the EL Yunque Rainforest, we rented ATV’s there and drove through the forest, had a great time and took beautiful historical pictures there, a great place to visit while there.
The tour guide (Norma) was AWESOME! Very knowledgeable with a great personality.
Everything else about the half-day trip was overpriced and underwhelming.
1) The pickup process/policy is horrendous. Expect them to be late - if they pick you up at all (we had...More
As of August 2018, the rainforest still shows obvious signs of Hurricane Maria.
However, it is still green and beautiful and worth visiting.
The road is closed just beyond the Yokahu Tower and the guide stated that it would not be open for another “1-2...More
This is a beautiful area but majority of the park is still closed following the hurricane. I had plans to hike all the way up to the top of the mountain but when we arrived we were told by one of the guides that only...More
This is the only tropical rainforest in all of the United States. It is, also, the original hollow ground of the Taíno, the original inhabitants of the Island at the time of the arrival of the Spanish, in 1493. They believed that this was the...More
I was lucky to visit El Yunque while it’s roads are being reconstructed and the forest is brought back from the destruction left by Hurricane Maria. Some of the great spots like the waterfalls are open to the public but there are many other trails...More
No. You could remt a car and go there by yourself from San Juan. You have to keep the directions for the open trails, some of them sre close. Ask a ranger there. Get plenty of water and food in a backpack. It is easy to... More
No. You could remt a car and go there by yourself from San Juan. You have to keep the directions for the open trails, some of them sre close. Ask a ranger there. Get plenty of water and food in a backpack. It is easy to became lost if no follow the rules of the trails