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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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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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The interpretative center was quite enjoyable but the best part was hiking through the rain forest. We were prepared to get wet and a bit muddy since we went on a rainy day... read more

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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The interpretative center was quite enjoyable but the best part was hiking through the rain forest. We were prepared to get wet and a bit muddy since we went on a rainy day. However, that did not stop us from taking a dip into the river at La Coca waterfall. The water was a bit chilly but we were expecting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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We could not conceive of going to Puerto Rico without seeing the El Yunque Rain Forest. After all, it is the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System. Yes, you must come prepared for rain because one minute it may be sunny and the next minute it is pouring. Therefore, it is wise to bring your umbrella... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Traveled with kids 8 & 10. We did the driving tour late afternoon (4:30) and were pretty much the only ones. It is defiantly cool and you can access Coco Falls from the road as well as the tower. There are pull off spot. NO NEED to pay the tour/excursion prices at all if you have a car. The second... More 

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I have been to many National Parks, but this gem holds a special place in my heart. I tis the only Park in the U.S. system that is a real jungle. It rains daily but there are little shelters ever 100 yards or so to run to as you hike.

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Was on a Norwegian cruise with a few hours to spend in San Juan so opted for a driven shore excursion of a little less than 4 hours to El Yunque to visit the only rain forest in the National Park System. Glad we did and glad we picked the bus tour as we were able to get glimpses of... More 

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We decided to pass on the tours and visit El Yunque ourselves. We got real lucky as there was hardly a cloud in the sky. We hiked the Mt Britton trail which is about a 2 mile round trip - took about 65 minutes- 45 minutes hiking up and 20 mins hiking down. It's a narrow concrete path which was... More 

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Fun time hiking to Mina falls, though not for the fragile, it is very hilly paved hiking about 0.8miles. Have proper footwear. The other falls, Coca falls, was right next to the street. There is a lookout tower you can climb. The summit is hikable, about 1 hrs 15 min we were told, we didn't do it. Definitely can do... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we did not go on a formal tour of El Yunque is was definitely worth the trip. There are several trails you can follow and walk through the rain forest or for those that would have difficulty making that trek you can simply drive through and look at the wonders of nature. There are several stops along the route... More 

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This is nature at it's finest! Be sure to not totally rely on GPS in this rainforest. Leave early enough to take your time on the drive if you are doing a self guided tour because the roads are curvy, hilly and terrible. Have fun.

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On our visit to Puerto Rico we stayed in Rio Grande which is near the Rain Forest, visiting was a must. We're an adventurous couple who enjoys the non traditional excursions. I drove the winding roads uphill, roads are curvy and steep, you must be an experienced driver to venture this route. We drove about 5 miles uphill, roads are... More 

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