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El Portal Tropical Forest Center

Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
+1 787-888-1880
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Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque Rainforest.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“gift shop” (34 reviews)
“visitor center” (25 reviews)
“nice movie” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-888-1880
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from $65.00
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"gift shop"
in 34 reviews
"visitor center"
in 25 reviews
"nice movie"
in 4 reviews
"worthwhile stop"
in 2 reviews
"great introduction"
in 2 reviews
"starting point"
in 4 reviews
"information booth"
in 3 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 5 reviews
"pay dollars"
in 2 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 8 reviews
"local artisans"
in 2 reviews
"el portal"
in 4 reviews
"bottled water"
in 2 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"small fee"
in 3 reviews
"hiking trail"
in 3 reviews
"parking lot"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

You can get lots info, and use a clean washroom thus it is a great way to start your the forest visit.

Thank jlam29
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

A well laidout informative center surrounded by the green scenery of El Yunque. Our advice is to spend some time here before you enter the forest especially if its your rookie visit to one

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

The rest of the park you can explore without paying if you do not stop here. We got a map from the desk (which is the same one online at the national forest website). There is a short hiking trail that we did to make...More

Thank JanisN123
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

This is a lovely and very informative visitor centre. Very friendly staff. Take the time to read the information in the exhibits.

Thank JarMarJHM
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

We were thankful we decided to stop here before heading up the mountain. The building itself is an architectural beauty with tall glass windows, sleek and modern lines that showcase the lush, tropical setting. We liked the interpretaive exhibits and the orientation talk given by...More

Thank M H
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

This place is full of natural beauty. Record your own original sounds of nature if you can, it's amazing! There are many options for panoramic views for photo opps. If you take a few hours you can conduct a self guided tour of the waterfalls...More

Thank renwilson
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

a split level open air visitor center with small food stand, gift shop, film, and plenty of museum grade exhibits detailing the flora and fauna of the rainforest. There are 3 large areas of informational panels. They also offer maps and advise on visiting the...More

Thank Christopher F
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

I didn't think this place was worth the $4 fee. I got a map which I more or less already had from the crusty old man at the info desk (Jesus Piñones). His English was bad, and I could barely understand a word he said.

Thank James N
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

El Yunque is Free to visit using Route 191 thanks to the National Forest Service. El Portal is located at KM 4.3 before you get to any of the other attractions. There is a fee of $5 per adult / under 15 Free. This is...More

1  Thank DiAlJo
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth stopping, had a nice gift shop, bathrooms, trail maps, pictures of all the wildlife you will encounter, and pretty views.

Thank seethesightsUSA
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