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Address: Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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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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$72.98*
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Rainforest Tour from San Juan
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El Yunque National Forest Tour from Fajardo
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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

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Good visitor centre

Well worth a short visit on arrival at the National Forest. There are several displays in a natural setting and plenty of rain forest trees and decorative gingers. The entrance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony S
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Brisbane, Australia
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This architectural masterpiece puts you at Treetop level, has interesting exhibits, and Rangers who are anxious to tell you about the parks unique gifts. There is also a very nice gift shop, and a cafeteria.

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a must stop before you spend your day in the rainforest. They have a nice movie about the El Yunque Rainforest. There are displays telling you all about the rainforest. They also have trail maps and an information desk to help you with planning your trip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a short visit on arrival at the National Forest. There are several displays in a natural setting and plenty of rain forest trees and decorative gingers. The entrance bridge is high in the canopy and affords a good view of the tree tops.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice information center, gift shop and facilities before spending the day in the El Yunque park. Not essential to visit but can be interesting for some.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were new to the area so we started here. Be mindful...there is a $4 fee per person to visit this center. Staff are very nice; there are clean restrooms and local craft vendors. We were given directions to the various trails, falls and restaurants. If you know the area well, visiting is optional.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Definitely a worthwhile stop... There's a nice trail that makes a loop through the rainforest..only takes about 15 minutes or so and it's not too overly physical. Great opportunity to see amazing foliage and trees... some wildlife like HUGE snails... birds, frogs...nothing too scary!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop on our tour to El Yunque and it provided a great introduction. We learned about the wide variety of flora and fauna in the area and received an overview of what the rain forest has to offer. We took a walk along a nature trail that is just off the parking lot and enjoyed the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Not a ton of things to see here but informative nonetheless. Clean restrooms, a gift shop and small cafe are here. The center's architecture is great. Worth a stop for sure.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Don't mind stopping here, you have to pay 4 dollars and you'll get a map. Just continue to drive uphill and you'll find maps on the streets that you can take a photo of and use in the trails.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This center is rich with information. They do not sell food so if you are visiting, be sure to eat before you go or plan to drive further up the mountain and enjoy some delicious local favorites at one of the street vendors.

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