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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
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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On the beaten path

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the gorgeous views! It was quite scary in some areas as you don't have much actual ground to walk on. What I'm saying is you literally will be walking alongside a cliff of rocks and trees and one fall could lead to you falling to your possible death! Very scary but as long as you pay attention and are... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must-see in Puerto Rico. A beautiful hike takes you down to waterfalls which were crowded, but worth the hike. Except for the crowds, this was an amazing adventure. I would highly recommend it! Take your camera!

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must do when in Puerto Rico!! We love driving through the forest. There are many trails to pick from. Best to avoid the weekend. Roads are a bit rough. But the sights and sounds are so worth it. It is less crowded up at the very top and just as beautiful trails. We have gone to the... More 

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Thank Becky A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

El Yunque Rain Forest is breathtaking!!!! Noticed there's not much wildlife. Snails, iguanas, spiders & a few more insect's can be seen, however monkeys, which are indigenous,have been abolished because they fed on food humans consumed. Can't help wonder how many species are extinct due to being an inconvenience to humans or the economy. What a disgrace and embarrassment to... More 

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Bristol, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So lush and beautiful. We stopped at the El Portal Rain Forest Center. Victor gave us a tour through the rainforest at this location. You could tell he really enjoyed his job. He was thrilled with the birds, flora and fana. He shares this with our group.. learned a lot that I would have missed if we didn't take his... More 

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Eloy, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a half day trip driving and hiking through the rain forest. There are a few nice places to stop at: La Coca Falls, Yokahu Observation Tower (closes at 4:30pm so make sure to stop there before) and the Big Tree Trail to the La Mina falls. Overall, the hike to and swim in La Mina Falls was the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been to the island and the rain forest over 30 times. Always fun and interesting. Be sure to hike and swim at Las Minas and if clear go up to tower on Mt Britton. A more challenging steep but off the beaten path and away from the crowds.Beautiful forest and lots of colorful bromeliads!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time overall. Our guide took us off the beaten path it seemed and talked alot about the history and culture of the native people who lived in the area. We stopped to see the popular sights as well and weren't rushed at these locations. We were a bit disappointed that we couldn't understand the guide well,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked 15 minutes from the road into the stream with a rope swing. It wasn't crowded, only 2 other people at that time. We didn't see a waterfall which was what we were looking for but still a nice relaxing hike!

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