We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Best of El Yunque National Forest Guide

Print this guide 
El Yunque National Forest
Experience the rain forest without having to blaze your own trail. El Yunque's well-marked trails and helpful guides lead you to its many photogenic features, from waterfalls and lush vegetation to an observation tower with great views. It's an easy day trip from San Juan.

All things to do » Things to do

The El Yunque Rain Forest
The El Yunque Rain Forest
Owner description: Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per year, El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the US Forest System. Noted for its... more Owner description: Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per year, El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the US Forest System. Noted for its biodiversity, the forest is home to more than 400 different plant species. It has more than a dozen maintained trails for hiking, picnic pavilions, stone towers, rivers, waterfalls, and an interpretive visitors' center. less
Attraction type: Forests; Parks; Waterfalls
See nearby places to eat
Yokahu Observation Tower
Yokahu Observation Tower
A tower in El Yunque offering a sweeping view of the rainforest.
Attraction type: Observation Decks & Towers
See nearby places to eat
La Mina Falls
La Mina Falls
Be sure to leap into the cool waters at the base of this 35-foot cascade.
Attraction type: Waterfalls
See nearby places to eat
Luquillo Beach
Luquillo Beach
Owner description: Balneario Monserrate, often referred to simply as Luquillo Beach, is a long cresent of fine sand, with plenty of mature palm trees for shade, and El Yunque National Forest in the... more Owner description: Balneario Monserrate, often referred to simply as Luquillo Beach, is a long cresent of fine sand, with plenty of mature palm trees for shade, and El Yunque National Forest in the background. Due to a fringing reef, there are no waves to speak of, so it's a perfect beach for young kids. The beach has some food kiosks, restrooms, changing rooms, showers, and lifeguards. There is a small fee to park in the gated parking area. less
Attraction type: Beaches
See nearby places to eat
La Coca Falls
La Coca Falls
Owner description: A premier attraction of El Yunque Rain Forest, these dramatic waterfalls cascade down mossy cliffs, where the more adventurous can climb up slippery rocks to its base for a closer... more Owner description: A premier attraction of El Yunque Rain Forest, these dramatic waterfalls cascade down mossy cliffs, where the more adventurous can climb up slippery rocks to its base for a closer look. less
Attraction type: Waterfalls
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Degree 18 Juice Bar
Degree 18 Juice Bar
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Palmer
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, Healthy
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Mi Vida Cafe
Mi Vida Cafe
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Palmer
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cafe, Puerto Rican
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pasta y Pueblo
Pasta y Pueblo
Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Luquillo
Price: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Caribbean, Seafood
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Familia Bakery 2
La Familia Bakery 2
Ranked #3 of 73 Restaurants in Rio Grande
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, Puerto Rican
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
El Rincon Del Sabor
El Rincon Del Sabor
Ranked #2 of 81 Restaurants in Luquillo
Price: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

La Paloma Guest House
La Paloma Guest House
$65 - $75

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Grupotel Cala San Vicente
3.0 of 5
Grupotel Cala San Vicente
$93 - $291 (€79 - €248)
Show Prices
The Villas at Palmas
3.0 of 5
The Villas at Palmas
$140 - $930
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Humacao

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Yuquiyu
Yuquiyu
$125 - $175
Carole's Rainforest Villas
Carole's Rainforest Villas
$135 - $245

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
3.0 of 5
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
$88 - $148
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Luquillo
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
5.0 of 5
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
$532 - $1,763
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Rio Grande
Show Prices
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
4.0 of 5
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
$141 - $442
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Rio Grande
Show Prices
Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club
5.0 of 5
Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club
$713 - $1,274
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Rio Grande
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.