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The El Yunque Rain Forest

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Address: Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-888-1880
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per year,...

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. It has more than a dozen maintained trails for hiking, picnic pavilions, stone towers, rivers, waterfalls, and an interpretive visitors' center.

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This was my first time visiting a rain forest and it is absolutely beautiful. The waterfalls, the vegetation, the whole experience is a awesome.

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Herts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was excited to do this rainforest tour, which we did on a tour organised by our Cruise ship. The reality was that this is a very "sanitised" rainforest - or at the very least, the area WE visited was! There had been a hold up in getting us on buses at the beginning of the tour which meant everything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time visiting a rain forest and it is absolutely beautiful. The waterfalls, the vegetation, the whole experience is a awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go off peak to enjoy with less tourists around. Air is so fresh, car access but good bike trail to try

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I come here approximately 5 times a year, keep in mind that PR have many beautiful places you can visit but this one is my favorite. There are multiples trails with different points of interest and scenic views; in my opinion you can't go wrong with any. But if it os your first visit and the time is limited I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time in the rainforest. We drove around and climbed in the forest - we found many private waterfalls without any people that we bathed in. I wouldn't hire a tour guide because it's much nicer to walk around alone and find exotic places where not everyone else are.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome! One has to experience it. The waterfalls, the trails, the meandering narrow roads uphill...just marvelous.

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Rawlins, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was absolutely beautiful! It wasn't crowded when we visited during the week in February. Very nice trail to beautiful waterfalls. Some were even swimming at the bottom of the waterfall. Plush and green. If you love different types of trees and plants you will thoroughly love it all! Yokahu Tower is a must do stop to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure that you visit the waterfall for sure here. You need to wear good hiking shoes and bring bug spray with you. The trails are beautiful and we had one of our best meals at a small café inside the park.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coming from Seattle where I do a ton of hikes, this was slightly a disappointment. While it was fun to walk through a rainforest for the first time, it was quite underwhelming. The waterfalls were ok, but definitely not work the 45 min drive there and back + the crowds on the trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful place! It was amazing to walk through the rain forest and especially to the water falls. The walk, especially to the falls, was moderately challenging and the pavement was at times slippery. So be careful!

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