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The El Yunque Rain Forest

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Address: El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-888-1880
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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 hike anywhere here is going to be great. Sin ce is was pouring rain when we were there we did just the short Mina Falls hike. Still wonderful even in the rain. Even driving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Monroe, United States
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Monroe, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A hike anywhere here is going to be great. Sin ce is was pouring rain when we were there we did just the short Mina Falls hike. Still wonderful even in the rain. Even driving in the forest is beautiful. We also had a great wrap at ht e little cafe in the well done welcome center. An absolute must... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are more than 14 trails in this rainforest. Some as short as 20 minutes and others as long as four hours one way. Whichever you choose make sure you have good shoes because the trail is very uneven. Also bring a rain poncho because you will get wet!! With over 300 inches a year you will get rained on.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit to a rain forest. We hired a driver who took us from El Conquistador to the park. We started our tour at the welcome center (free) and watched the short movie on history of El Yunque. We then drove up to observation tower (amazing views) and then hiked to waterfall. It's a robust hike there and back... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked the Bano de Oro and the El Yunque trails to the amazing top with views that go on forever. A moderate 2 mile one way hike to the top. Do that hike and you won't be disappointed. After the hike we went to Mina Falls and were very disappointed..... hundreds of people... dirty... Go on a hike and... More 

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Bridgewater, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It needs upkeep and some people to run it and clean it etc. so much debris. It has so much potential. I realize they dont have the $$$ in PR . You have to look past the trash and see the beauty

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a part of our excursion we purchased with Royal Caribbean and our tour guide (Enrique) was phenomenal. It was not a challenging hike at all (waaaaay easier than expected) but it was beautiful none the less, and our tour guide was SO informed. the water mid way through the hike was so refreshing. Great activity if you like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The water fall is amazing and this was our highlight of the trip. Kids love climbing around the water fall and taking a dip. Lots of waking which was good too. Great view feom the tower. All this for free!

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No need to explain what this rainforest is all about. See below for some useful tips: 1) It is a FREE ENTRANCE-national park. When driving to this place, you will encounter a Tourist Info Centre which requests a couple of dollars entree. You need to ignore this road exit and keep going straight to the national park. 2) It rains.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit confusing at first, you get sent to a visitor center pick up a map from the guy at the desk who isn't much help. Anyway, it's a driving experience with stops on the way to view things and picking trail more at the end. Concession stand toward the end. You can walk down a paved path to a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

El Yunque is on the beaten path with over 1 million visitors a year. Is it worth your time? Probably, but be prepared for lots of other people seeking a glimpse of the only tropical rainforest in the US park system too. We started our visit with the movie at the visitor center to get an overview of the park,... More 

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