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The El Yunque Rain Forest

El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
+1 787-888-1880
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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 National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
+1 787-888-1880
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plan on spending several days exploring waterfalls, hikes, and the nearby beach of Luquillo. I suggest renting a car to pop around and explore with ease.

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed yesterday

I had lived in Puerto Rico for ten years over twenty years ago and I swear I ventured all over the rain forest back then. I went with a tour group and we barely experienced the forest. A lot of areas seemed restricted. If the...More

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented a car and drove from Dan Juan. It's very easy to get to the rainforest and takes about an hour. There are a number of beautiful look out points and a few stunning waterfalls. La Mina waterfall is the largest waterfall. It takes...More

Thank Rosh145
Reviewed yesterday

Our visit started by going into the visitor center and seeing some of the sites while we got instructions on exactly where to go and how long some of the tours would take. We were beyond excited and the information guy was very good. As...More

Thank dmt06d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The time u get there and started walking to waterfall u forget all of your problems. Completely stress free just being with nature.

Thank aykyur
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a packed vehicle going to the rainforest and there were lots of stops which made the trip even longer! The park was busy and the hike down was narrow with lots of people coming back up. Our guide said that the way back...More

1  Thank Kristy_Burns
Reviewed 3 days ago

We made the mistake of going on the weekend and going later rather than early. Park service was out directing traffic/parking at the busy hotspots and because there were sooo many people, we opted not to hike and instead we drove to the top and...More

Thank kthomasva
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want to go to the visitor center to get a map and check with a ranger to confirm the best trails, get there right at 9am to avoid the lines! At the recommendation of a ranger, we hiked the El Yunque and Picachos...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I joined El Yunque Rainforest Half Day Tour by GSI (Group Services, Inc.). Our guide, Lugardo, is very knowledgeable about plants and animals and I could learn a lot. Puerto Rico was formed by volcanic activities/tectonic movement after Jurassic period. P. R. has more bio...More

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 6 days ago

When in Puerto Rico you must experience El Yunque Rain Forest. We hired an excellent driver, PM me for his contact info and he drove us to El Yunque from our hotel in Condado. I recommend you wear running shorts and running type top that...More

4  Thank Luara S
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Rajagopal S
July 18, 2017|
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Response from JLuckyJr | Reviewed this property |
The waterfall is between two trails that are rated moderate to difficult. There is parking at both trailheads. You could park above the waterfall and hike 45 minutes down to the waterfall. But then you will have to hike... More
Annette C
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Brian A | Reviewed this property |
We drove in our rental car and parked at various places. We hiked to various points and waterfalls and then hiked back. Wear good shoes!
June 15, 2017|
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Response from 84josep | Reviewed this property |
As others have answered already, it is possible, it it a long walk, but needs to be cautious with some high steps and wet land around the trail. There is sometimes slippery, but it is an amazing experience. Always bring... More