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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
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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There is so much to do in El Yunque! It is amazing to see the rain forest and all the flora and fauna it has. The waterfalls are not to be missed! If you can also hike to El... read more

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is so much to do in El Yunque! It is amazing to see the rain forest and all the flora and fauna it has. The waterfalls are not to be missed! If you can also hike to El Yunque Peak, you definitely should!

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The place is full of lush vegetation, stunning views, and the sounds of the rainforest. There are several trails one can take for a nice hike, they range from easy to difficult ranging on your athletic ability. You choose what is best for you. La Coca Falls is accessible from the roads as is Yokahu Tower. For those wanting the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I wanted to visit the Rain Forest in the US-Puerto Rico for a long time. So, one morning we got up very early and head to this magical place. The charge about 4 dollars per person to enter the park if your are "honest". The old man at the main building needs to retire, sorry but he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely different that the national forests you'd visit in the US mainland. Very green and lush with lots of different plants. Even on a hot day, the altitude is a bit higher and you'll likely be hiking in the shade so it's much cooler than down on the beach. You only need to pay the fee if you go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I though this would be rainy and yucky even though EVERYONE told us it was beautiful. They were right! The visitor center is in a architecturally attractive building and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Driving along the winding roads with magnificent views is outstanding. Walking up any of the paths provided is equally exhilarating. I loved every minute... More 

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Due to some last minute itenerary changes aboard our cruise we ended up in San Juan, and booked a tour through the cruise line. This forest is beautiful with nice paths and roadways. Wish we had been able to get a private tour so we would have had more time - you could spend an entire day here hiking. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the rain forest with my friend and her daughter on a quick trip to PR for the weekend. I really enjoyed it. The weather was rainy but the view was spectacular. If you plan on visiting walk with a poncho just in case.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful rainforest, not to be missed when visiting San Juan. Breathtaking sceneries. Wear comfortable shoes for short hikes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love hiking, nature and disvore a new experience then you have to come to EL Yunque. Look for the water falls- cold water all over the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here with Atabey Tours and saw the following: El Portal Visitor Center in El Yunque Angelito Trail in El Yunque. Juan Diego Falls in El Yunque Yukiyú Tower in El Yunque Totally worth it!

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