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El Yunque Rain Forest

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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
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our favorite hike is down to the waterfalls, but that wasn't open this last spring. We are hoping it will be open again when we next visit in December. Stunning scenery, lovely greenery!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Do S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It provides ample and tasty portions, a wonderful ocean view, a comparatively fair cost (where everything’s more expensive), and a very relaxed pace of service.

Thank CLYDE S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Positive: The tour guide (Norma) was AWESOME! Very knowledgeable with a great personality. Negative: 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

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed climbing on the rocks at the waterfall and the tower. Beautiful views from the top. We had a car and found it was easy to park.

1  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank _uvmpratt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank jseda777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Dennis Brian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It must be seen, the view from the rainforest is out of this world. Due to hurricane Maria part of the rainforest was closed. We were able to climb the Yokahu tower, see the Coca fall.

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lulu_from_toronto
July 18, 2018|
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Response from lcdajohannecortes | Reviewed this property |
Lots of tourist have been stranded. I would suggest a guide if you want to go off the marked trail; if you are going to keep in the trails you don’t need a guide.
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Heather B
May 17, 2018|
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Response from ciararivera | Reviewed this property |
no 30ft jump at la coca falls which are open.... many water falls in el yunque are 30 ft high... but i wouldn't jump from the top of la coca falls....the water is only thigh deep in some areas
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Tayler W
May 14, 2018|
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Response from DrLUNIGA | Reviewed this property |
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
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