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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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El Yunque National Forest Tour from Fajardo

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Nice interpretation

There is a short movie, and many static displays to interpret what the onlooker sees. There is also a little gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
smilingcat2016
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This information center has a great staff that greet you, and give you directions on how to conduct your tour at the el yunque rainforest. The facility is full of information and even has a theatre that shows a movie of the rainforest narrated by Benico Del Toro himself. The facility also has a gift shop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful visitor's center with a completely open roof design. Great start to any El Yunque Tour. Our first stop here with Atabey Tours (highly recommended!).

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Thank David D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This stop before you reach the trails and waterfalls is nice. This is also great for families and travelers of advanced age and not able to make the hikes. The center has a nominal fee and shows a movie highlighting the various life forms in the rainforest that you'd never see in one day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The El Portal Tropical Forest Center offers tons of learning opportunities that really help you understand all the unique and varied things you can see in El Yunque. It is worth spending some time here.

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Thank Brad I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent about an hour here...mostly trying to cool off in the gift shop. It was definitely worth the small entry fee and we enjoyed hiking the short trail nearby. It was a great warm-up for our hike to La Mina falls.

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Thank Vicky L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take the boys age 14 to the rainforest to see the sites. The traffic was ridiculous! The roads are very winding and not very wide and we were constantly having to hit the brakes because people were driving very fast! I felt bad for those that were hiking up because I am sure that I would have... More 

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Thank Suede B
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If driving up to El Yunque, you will need to go to the visiters center. There is great information here however, the displays are outdated from the 90's. The person at the desk will give you a map of the trails and let you know which trails are open/closed and the length and intensity of the trails. Cost is about... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop for first time visitors to the rain forest. This is the place to get maps, learn information about the rain forest, plot route to waterfalls,etc. There is a food,bathrooms and a gift shop to get you started on your way. I bought a walking stick at the gift shop that proved to be priceless to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Lots of displays to learn more about the rainforest. Helpful person that provided us with maps. It also had a nice gift shop.

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Thank Dane D
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

There is a short movie, and many static displays to interpret what the onlooker sees. There is also a little gift shop.

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