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The El Yunque Rain Forest

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Address: El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-888-1880
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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This is my kind of place! A perfect counter to sitting on the beach. Definitely go to La Mina Falls. Be aware that this isn't remote. There are a lot of other people there and... read more

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived to the forest in the early afternoon, it was pretty busy and parking was hard to find. When you arrive to El Yunque, there is a visitor center. Other reviews said to skip that as it will as you to pay a fee. You can just drive past it yourself. It takes about another 15 mins to get... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my kind of place! A perfect counter to sitting on the beach. Definitely go to La Mina Falls. Be aware that this isn't remote. There are a lot of other people there and the trail is paved the entire way. But oh my goodness are the views amazing. Whether you're under a canopy of palm trees or on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove around and saw the couple roadside sites (a waterfall, a tower to climb to see the panoramic view). We had wanted to hike the Juan Diego Falls which we read a review about but it was closed for trail maintenance. Which is nice, really, because it means the park is being cared for. Instead we did the La... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rainforest is ABSOLUTELY stunning and quite the adventure. Be sure to go with a tour guide for safety and the full experience. My group of 6 went with Carlos, from San Jose Tours Carlos who was recommended through a friend of mine. He is very affordable and LOADS of fun. Played little jokes with us, very knowledgeable and keeps... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were only there for a few hours, and we only hiked one trail, but it was definitely the highlight of our trip. We were there on what was already a rainy day, so our time in the rain forest was completely soggy, but we did not care. We hiked from the Colorado rest area down to the falls, and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked to tower and waterfall. Both hikes were sunny at times and then rainy...just as expected for a rainforest! Beautiful and trails were well maintained. Very clean and trash free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could not believe how crowded the hikes were--and if we were to do it over again, we would plan to go earlier or later in the day. There is really no need to stop by the visitor center if you just do research on the hikes up the mountain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drive up for the day. The information center is spectacular. There was a small charge per car, $4. We watched a short, free film. We got a map and decided to go for a hike to the La Mina falls. It was so lush and beautiful. We waded in the water, but be careful, it is slippery! The trail... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Prepare to hike! Gym shoes a must, tiring for one whom is not use to hiking different levels, but oh so worth it!! Swimming in the water falls was amazing. I suggest you go in the smaller one for a better experience the most popular 70ft drop one is always crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am terrified of heights. But I am so glad that we ventured out to do this! We arrived late so we visited the welcome center and gift shop, then headed out for our trek. We drove the highest point that we could and began our climb. We climbed to the highest tower. Physically it wasn't so bad, but mentally...whew!... More 

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