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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
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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A rain forest in the United States !!!

Trails and water falls galore. A hikers paradise. Please dress appropriately. This is not a place for flip flops it is a rain forest. We had a great time but we were prepared... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Trails and water falls galore. A hikers paradise. Please dress appropriately. This is not a place for flip flops it is a rain forest. We had a great time but we were prepared with hiking shoes a backpack and water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Yunque is a good excursion from San Juan. The Visitor Center was free on MLK Holiday. In my research, some suggested skipping it and going straight to the trails. The Center itself is a worthwhile stop. The architecture, views and information make for a good visit. We stepped in to the theatre and enjoyed some background information. We didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must do, the visitors center is fabulous. Much information and helpful guides. The trails are easy and very well maintained. When we were there it was not crowded at all, enjoyed a swimming hole all by ourselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yet still in a US territory. Not as much wildlife as expected but perhaps the local species avoid the tourist attractions. Amazing views, waterfalls and plant life. Skip the La Mina Falls hike, which is a long trek to a way overpopulated site, and instead seek out Juan Diego Falls!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The was the high light of our trip!!! Simply beautiful-no other words to explain!!!! Brian bathing suit! Go early-zero went around 11am it was good not crowded or hot. A must do!! Rent a car-don't need a tour then you can do it at your pace 😊

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The national rainforest was beautiful all of the help was great in giving directions sites to see places to stop and overall excellent experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Start your trip at the ranger station with a quick 15 min movie giving a down and dirty history lesson of how it all began and why it has been protected. The lower hike is easy for most anyone to do at your own pace (concrete) path to the lower falls but well worth the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Yunque was great. A lot of walking required. The rainforest was very humid and you definitely need good hiking shoes and water. After we hiked over a mile up the forest, I was exhausted and could not make it to the top. I thought I was in pretty good walking condition but the humidity and thin air made me... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its a vert big rain forest with lots to see, laots of waterfall and rivers and ponds where you could take a swim.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The views great and swimming in the waterfall is an experience unlike anything I've ever done. It is cold, but just bite the bullet and do it. You will get used to he come and you will be glad you did. Negatives- there is not much wildlife. We saw more stray cats than any other kind of animal combines. It... More 

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