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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hiked the Mt. Britton trail to the top of the mountain. The trails are well maintained (even after the hurricane) and the view from the top is worth it! Beautiful forest in recovery from a damaging storm, there are signs everywhere of new life....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you Love nature and hiking You will enjoy the rain forest and water falls you can drive up and hike up different trails it's so pristine. You definitely have to go to the tower you can see the entire landscape of the island. You...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JA J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The visitor center was full and parking was closed off by 10:30am on a Tuesday. But don’t fret. You just keep driving up the road, look out for a few potholes but otherwise a smooth road with all its twists and turns. You will eventually...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The drive through the park was awesome, however, there were many areas closed so you could not see most of the best sites in the rain forest. We drove as far as we could and only found the top trails open And one that went...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Larry F
Reviewed 4 days ago

You cannot leave the island without visiting this place. If you love forests, this is the place to visit. If you want to go deep in the forest, never do it without a guide.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank belycita
Reviewed 5 days ago

Some reviews mentioned damage from hurricane but our visit was worth the time. We still had access to a trail for a nice hike up trail and down to the stream where a few from our group enjoyed a cool water swim. Check it out.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JohnnyNJ15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of El Yunque is closed due to the ravages of hurricane Maria. I recommend waiting a year or two for the damage to be repaired before visitng.

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

This was the 2nd time we visited El Yunque post Maria. Unfortunately a lot of trails were still closed but there were also many open. They are doing a great job of restoring and getting the trails ready for visitors. I highly recommend this place....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1115Deej
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family enjoyed the opportunity to see and hike in the rainforest. It was beautiful, especially the magnificent waterfalls!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank B T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a horseback ride in the rainforest. It was the highlight of the trip. It was really hot, but hey, it's Puerto Rico, it's gonna be hot :-)

Date of experience: July 2018
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CallMeGomez
May 12, 2019|
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Response from Janelle B | Reviewed this property |
Hike the Mt.Britton trail to the tower at the top for spectacular views. We had rain and cloud on the way up but once at the top the clouds came and went and it was gorgeous. Angelita Trail is another great short hike down... More
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May 8, 2019|
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Response from rainforestinn | Reviewed this property |
The swimming hole at the end of Veradera Angelito is one of the best but not "little known". Many locals go up 186 to the bridge over the Espiritu Santu river and swim there. For the best "un-crowded" swimming experience you... More
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April 22, 2019|
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Based on my trip, I did research a bunch of different trails and places to see. We have a friend there that leads hikes though the rain forest, he told us place we needed to go and see. If it wasnt for his knowledge, we... More
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