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El Portal Tropical Forest Center

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Address: Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-888-1880
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Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque...

Learn all about rainforests here, at this education center in El Yunque Rainforest.

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Great for maps and souvenirs

There were a few very good displays, and we found a map to get our bearings in the forest. I'm not completely sure it was worth $4/person, but I understand that since the forest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rachel M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were a few very good displays, and we found a map to get our bearings in the forest. I'm not completely sure it was worth $4/person, but I understand that since the forest itself is free, it is necessary to maintain it. We got some lovely things in the gift store!

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Thank Rachel M
Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here to see what there was to do in this area. Lots of info about the rainforest. Take a picture of the map so you know where everything is on your drive up and through the area.

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Thank LA_Deputy
Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the El Portal Tropical Forest Center is a beautiful open air building with a handful of nice exhibits, a good park film and, the best part, a 0.4 mile (0.6k) rainforest loop trail, there is nothing here that needs to be seen prior to visiting the other areas of the park and given the huge popularity of El Yunque,... More 

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Thank Steve1362
West Babylon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Visitor Center is at the entrance to the Rain Forest. The guide in the Information Booth will tell you it is actually in the Wet Forest which is just below the El Yunque National Forest. There is a Walk Bridge from the parking lot and there is a Handicap Ramp. You will see two small waterfalls as you cross... More 

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Thank REDBARON1944
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great visitor’s center with a decent amount of information. Restrooms are pretty clean and there is a cafe on site. Knowledgeable staff man the desk out front too.

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Thank KCW25
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To understand the forest this is the first place you stop. Here we can find information about El Yunque wish will help understand the beauties will see in the forest.

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Thank luis g
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This place has some exhibitions, a small walking trail with a zip bridge, and a little bit expensive gift shop.

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Thank Janos K
Luquillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by the visitors center to learn a little bit more about El Yunque history. Its a grea opportunity to learn about the indigenous animals and plants in the forest as well as the island. Take the time and effort to learn about Puerto Rico.

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Thank Edward P
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by the visitor center on our way up the mountain. Very informative, loved the movie. We learned a lot about the area. Very clean restrooms.

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Thank kam11168
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The people of this island love their forest and want to share it with all the visitors. The Taino called the mountain the white sacred mountain and you will learn why this nickname if you take five minutes and enjoy the movie production in the theater. We learned about the ecosystem in the forest, the bird life, the current scientific... More 

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