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Yokahu Observation Tower

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A tower in El Yunque offering a sweeping view of the rainforest.
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The winding staircase inside this tower is not a difficult climb for most. The breathtaking views from the top are well worth the climb. This is a perfect vantage point to see the valley below and all the way out to the ocean.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only advice is to go very early in the morning. The tours start rolling in and it gets crowded quickly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vacati0n690
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to hike up the stairs, you can do it! The view is worth every step and the burning in your thighs will go away when you see the spectacular beauty nature has to show.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KzooTripsMom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Yokahu Observation Tower is located inside the El Yunque National Forest. This National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the US National Forest Service and is located in the northeast part of Puerto Rico. It is an easy twenty mile drive from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed December 8, 2018

You must stop here and La mina falls if you don't have enough time. It's the best flat area and the view is amazing. we stopped at couple of other spots but this really was the best!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elleno
Reviewed November 25, 2018

It's interesting to see a tower like this in the middle of the jungle, but it's really not that much to see, and unfortunately, it's not like a castle or tower from a few hundred years back - only about 50 years.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julio R
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Nice little visit while in the rain forest! I wouldn't make a special trip just for this, but very cool if already there!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jtr803
Reviewed October 21, 2018

1575 feet above sea level - you can see all the way (10 miles) down to Luquillo and the Caribbean Sea. This is a must see for anyone coming to Puerto Rico.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 772donaldn
Reviewed October 8, 2018

My husband & I visited and simply drove our car to this spot to be able to climb & look out. I think this would be fun for all ages. Easy climb and looking out as you go up/around. Wear shoes with good tread. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaryLouTravelBug
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This place is almost at the top of the rain forest and has great views all around the forest. You can spend around 30 minutes here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mingo S
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Response from mike1cab | Reviewed this property |
It's probably too late, but there is no charge to park anywhere in El Yunque. The only fee is to go to the visitors center and it's reasonable and worth a stop.
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