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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
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+1 787-888-1880
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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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its a vert big rain forest with lots to see, laots of waterfall and rivers and ponds where you could take a swim.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

its a vert big rain forest with lots to see, laots of waterfall and rivers and ponds where you could take a swim.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The views great and swimming in the waterfall is an experience unlike anything I've ever done. It is cold, but just bite the bullet and do it. You will get used to he come and you will be glad you did. Negatives- there is not much wildlife. We saw more stray cats than any other kind of animal combines. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a rain forest so expect to get wet. We didn't but we managed to get lost and ended up at the wrong peak. We found it difficult to find the right track as the signs do not always help. In fact the final part of the trail to the Mount Britton Lookout Tower is signposted as a trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, it can be slippery, and it's a long way back up to the bathroom which you may need when you hear all the cascading water along the La Mina trail. But how often can you visit a tropical rainforest, the only one on US property? Elegant Steering's Francisco did a marvelous job explaining the features of the forest to... More 

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River Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful piece of nature. Not for anyone with health problems. It is a medium terrain hike with steep up and down slopes

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a group tour that involved hiking the part of the trail that leads to La Mina Waterfall. It's very steep in places and the rocks get slippery when it rains - as it tends to do in the rainforest. Although it's beautiful, I didn't find the hike relaxing at all. The urgency to get to the waterfall, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorgeous views, waterfall trail is really spectacular. It was very busy with Cruise Ship Tour Excursions the day we visited the forest. Many people DO NOT follow the "no trash" at the waterfall, and it is really unfortunate, because it is a pristine forest. The helpful docent at the Visitor's Center helped me find a few things to do with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The three of us walked through a portion of the El Yunque Rain Forest that is located on the northeastern part of Puerto Rico. The scenery is spectacular and should not be missed. The paths weave around water falls, trees, and jungle flora, and often follow a river. We would like to return.

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Albany NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

El Yunque is very well laid out. You can easily drive to the top. There are several information stops along the road through the rainforest with beautiful views and hiking opportunities. Fun place to go while in Puerto Rico.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went a day that had no cruises in port and we went around 10:00am so there was a lot of people but not so bad. The hiking was amazing with great views. Loved the hike two La mina waterfall was great. The kids went to swim in it and loved it. It was one of our best days in... More 

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