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Address: Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-888-1880
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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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$55.99*
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Rainforest Tour from San Juan
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El Yunque National Forest Tour from Fajardo

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Cool background movie and info center

Paid a minimal fee to watch a movie, visit the gift shop, chat with rangers and get maps and info. Cool looking building and nice views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce K
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Nichols, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank Donna D
Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to begin you visit to the El Yanque rainforest. You can get a map, ask for information, or even buy a souvenir. It is approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours from San Juan depending on traffic. There is a small entrance fee.

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Nichols, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid a minimal fee to watch a movie, visit the gift shop, chat with rangers and get maps and info. Cool looking building and nice views.

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Thank Bruce K
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arranged a tour of El Yunque with Luis Robles VIP Tours. Our guide, Lismar was very knowledgeable and told us a lot about Puerto Rican history and plants and animals of the rainforest. She is an excellent driver and although we were slightly delayed by an accident on the highway and roadworks at one of the entrances to El Yunque,... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A movie that alternates every 15 minutes in English and Spanish was the perfect introduction to our visit. The gift shop has unique items, especially great stocking stuffers. Maps and informational signage very helpful.

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Thank Tudylou
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small $5 pp entry fee and easy parking. Take a nice scenic walk down the path to the center grabbing nice photos along the way. Check in at the front desk and find out what time the movie starts. The movie, hosted by Benicio del Toro, is offered in both Spanish and English and gives you a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to learn about life in the rainforest. My grandchildren loved the story boards and pictures of the plants, animals and birds they may see.

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Newnan, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't overly impressed, but it only costs $5 and it was interesting. My 11yr old son wasn't interested in the exhibits, but he enjoyed the views and the local fauna that was around, like the lizards the chickens. It's a short visit with informative displays and beautiful surroundings.

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Thank Need2TravelGA
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The building is increadible--it blends into the jungle so wonderfully--easy to explore, very informative. There is a movie that explains the forest and creation of the park. A fee is charged, but if you have a National Park senior pass--its free.

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