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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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Great views-even in off season!

We started out early in the morning and beat most of the crowds. It was overcast and sprinkled a bit but that didn't deter us from a few good hikes. We did two hikes. Both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We started out early in the morning and beat most of the crowds. It was overcast and sprinkled a bit but that didn't deter us from a few good hikes. We did two hikes. Both were labeled difficult. Difficult is relative-they were very much up and down and times were pretty accurate heading up the trail, but we made it... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It so close to San Juan, you have to visit. Its a nice getaway from the crowds and heat of San Juan. Everything is easily accessed from the road. I'm not sure that its necessary to stop by the visitors center, but we're glad we did. There is a gift shop, a snack stand and a lot of information on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to visit the rainforest. We learned how to make paint, about the culture, and took a dip in the hole.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rented a car and drove here for the day from San Juan. It would be nice if the Forest Service put out a little more visible information regarding trails, etc.--e.g. signs, portable maps--and if there was more explanatory material posted. The main visitor center was closed for renovation this month, so perhaps there is more of that and we... More 

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Summerton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hiked 40 minutes up a mountain to see a waterfall and to swim in the lagoon at the base; however, so many locals were in the water that there was little room to get in. My reservation about swimming had much to do with the fact that there was NO bathroom facility at the top of the climb. Well,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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