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The El Yunque Rain Forest

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Address: Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-888-1880
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Covering 28,000 acres, and receiving more than 200 inches of rain per year,...

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.

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El Yunque is very well laid out. You can easily drive to the top. There are several information stops along the road through the rainforest with beautiful views and hiking... read more

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Albany NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

El Yunque is very well laid out. You can easily drive to the top. There are several information stops along the road through the rainforest with beautiful views and hiking opportunities. Fun place to go while in Puerto Rico.

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Longueuil, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went a day that had no cruises in port and we went around 10:00am so there was a lot of people but not so bad. The hiking was amazing with great views. Loved the hike two La mina waterfall was great. The kids went to swim in it and loved it. It was one of our best days in... More 

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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove from San Juan to the reception centre for the forest. The way is reasonably well marked, though initially when you leave the main highway the road is rough and does not look promising. Don't let that deter you as it soon picks up and the trip is worth the time it takes to get there. The centre charges... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have. I sited El Yunque on several occasions. The scenery is beautiful with all types of flora and fauna. There are numerous waterfalls throughout the park. If you go high enough you will see the Sierra Palms which are great. Definitely worth the drive from Old San Juan. Very few places compare!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best excursions I've ever experienced! My family and I built memories that will last forever!

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lush forest about 1 hour drive from San Juan. Best to check out the waterfall and the small pool of water. Surprisingly very little bugs during our visit in January. Great facilities in a national forest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love coming here each year. Nice easy hike in the rainforest. Easy paths with a huge waterfall right in the middle of the hike with a pool to take a dip in. Bring water shoes if u plan on going in the waterfall as rocks are slippery. Otherwise wear sneakers . Flip flops not recommended. Great view of the island... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a tour worth booking. We hired Native Private Tours for this excursion. Manuel (Velez) is knowledgeable. From the hotel to the Rainforest he provided us with information pertaining to the areas we were driving through as well as the history of Puerto Rico. At the Rainforest site he continued to display his in-depth knowledge of the area. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can drive in and out in a couple of hours stopping occasionally. There are also hikes on well marked trails. I have done it with a guide, this time alone with my wife

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with the family as part of an all day adventure ... first, a trek through El Yunque, finishing with a kayak trip to the Bioluminescent Bay (Laguna Grande) in Fajardo. From an biodiversity standpoint, both are amazing, but El Yunque had the feel of a Disney exhibit ... paths are paved with concrete (which I'm told is necessary, because... More 

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