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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: (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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It's been a few years since we visited El Yunque but the wonderful memories coupled with another upcoming trip to San Juan inspired me to write a brief review. We had a very... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's been a few years since we visited El Yunque but the wonderful memories coupled with another upcoming trip to San Juan inspired me to write a brief review. We had a very informative, professional and capable tour guide Mario Acevedo. He accommodated our circumstances and desires for a fine day at the rain forest, including a good hike and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with a tour guide and got to see 2 waterfalls (one came with a moderate hike) and climbed (97 steps) up a tower for fantastic views. There was much more to see and harder trails to hike if adventurous. The visitor center was clean and welcoming with lots of information and a movie about the history of the forest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The views are absolutely stunning here but you don't need a tour guide to see them. Save the fee! You can drive it yourself and make your stops on your own time. There's plenty of people coming and going so you won't get lost, besides there's one narrow, steep, crooked road...just follow it. The visitors center was closed (has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scene of the rainforest, fun,walk,bumpy ride,road a bit messed-up. Be prepared.to walk a lot.There are stores at some points where.you can buy food, beverages and souvenirs.Now you are able to go around on car, but the real experience is to. Park the car and walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Today we did the guided hiking tour with Alex !! He was very informative and answered all our questions, had a very amazing time in a extremely wet and slippery environment, he made us feel safe . Despite the island's power outage, he still went above and beyond to find us bathrooms and a nice authentic Puerto Rican restaurant to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with a large group of older and younger adults with children and toddlers. Everyone had a wonderful time. We went to Las Tinajas. It's a seemingly 'secret spot'. Upon following directions found online we arrived at a locked, old gate. We thought we were lost. After asking locals down the road we were told to honk our horn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to PR for a bachelorette party, and hiking around El Yunque was one of our favorite things! The rainforest is beautiful, the trails are well-marked, and we went swimming at the base of a waterfall! After our swim and hike, we stopped at a little roadside cafe for fresh coconuts and snacks. Wear sturdy shoes, bring bug spray/sunscreen,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The week we went was in low season and the visitor center was closed for maintenance. The lady at the park office was very helpful. If you are into hiking there are various trails ranging from 15 minutes to 2 hours. We just did the driving tour. Several places to stop and take pictures. The drive is on windy mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guides were fun and and very informative.. we had a good time walking up the hills and of course zip lining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went on the half day tour booked through Viator. The tour guide was on time for pick up and very pleasant and informative. He gave us good info on the 40 minute drive from Isla Verde to the rainforest and also during the 3 hours of the tour. I would highly recommend seeing this because of the stunning views... More 

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