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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: +1 787-888-1880
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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 rainforest was really beautiful! Unadulterated nature with an endless water supply! Leaves that you can use as umbrellas and trees that appear to be "walking" with their... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The rainforest was really beautiful! Unadulterated nature with an endless water supply! Leaves that you can use as umbrellas and trees that appear to be "walking" with their roots! It was a must see if you visit Puerto Rico and you don't need a guided tour! We picked some trails we wanted to follow and parked at the appropriate trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you travel to PR, please visit El Yunque. No need to pay big bucks to admire it. All you need is a car! The drive itself is an adventure. You can stop at one of many food/shops and get a typical puertorican fritter or an affordable souvenir. You can even take some selfies. We stopped at the center watched... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Apparently this is the only rain forrest in North America. It's beautiful and relaxing. Many trails to various falls and the peak. Skip a guide and drive pass the visitor center to avoid a fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked Big Tree Trail through forest to La Mina waterfall. Hike can be strenuous if not in shape. Takes about 30 minutes each way. Also climbed Yokahu tower to see view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can get a tour or go on your own. It's not too difficult to find, but you need a car of course. It does get somewhat crowded in certain areas of the rain forest. First stop at the visitor's center to get all the information you will need. Then begin your adventure. Also, take note you can swim in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I go to El Yunque at least twice a month and hike the various trails. For me is a way to replenish my energy and connect to nature. The falls are great and the cold waters are so invigorating. The magic of the forest feels so amazing and in this place I can connect to my inner self and let... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Waterfalls, huge bamboo, beautiful vistas, tropical jungle what more could you ask for. Oh yeah refreshing rain squalls We took a less traveled trail to a beautiful swimming hole with a rope swing to have fun on after hiking to La Mina Falls. Made for a special day in Puerto Rico.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coming from Denver's dessert climate, a rain forest is so foreign to me. Which makes it even more special and magical. Only 30 minutes from San Juan, it makes for an easy day excursion. Or stay in a nearby guest house like we did so you can soak in the experience for a few days. There are plenty of well... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was excited to do this rainforest tour, which we did on a tour organised by our Cruise ship. The reality was that this is a very "sanitised" rainforest - or at the very least, the area WE visited was! There had been a hold up in getting us on buses at the beginning of the tour which meant everything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time visiting a rain forest and it is absolutely beautiful. The waterfalls, the vegetation, the whole experience is a awesome.

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