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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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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 Rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan

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Beautiful, but hike cautiously, keep close tabs on your children!

Our tour guide took us through the first part of the rain forest hike and pointed out many features of the plants, flowers, animals & insects - we even were able to see a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our tour guide took us through the first part of the rain forest hike and pointed out many features of the plants, flowers, animals & insects - we even were able to see a beautiful emerald hummingbird protecting her nest (see picture) The guide left us to navigate to the Falls and back up to the end of the trail.... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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El Yunque is a treasure! The history of the reforestation accompanied by the narration (English) in the theater of the Tourist Center was fascinating. We drove the Hwy 191 route south through the park. Our USA Senior Natl Park pass allowed us to enter for free. It was VERY crowded, even on a Friday morning. All of the scenic turnouts... More 

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East Hampton, New York
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Super cool rainforest with well marked and paved but challenging trails. We stopped in the visitor center (not great), then drove and hiked the Big Tree Trail to La Mina Falls (challenging and slippery trail in the pouring rain), then drove and went to the Tower (very cool), then drove up as high as you could go and hiked the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the to do attraction while you are in San Juan. Beautiful drive. Lots of option of hiking and well mantained hiking trails. Misa falls is good for small hike but they do have many other options to hike. Lush green forest and curvy roads adds to the excitement

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Mamaroneck, New York
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We went to the rainforest on a weekday and it was beautiful. But, we never got to see the waterfall because we could not find a parking spot. I wish we had been there earlier. But we did go on a hike and there were only a few people on the trail which was really nice. Def worth going to,... More 

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I spent about 3 hours with my wife and two kids (5 and 9yrs old) at the rainforest and had a great nature walk. We took the Big Tree trail, which has a few mildly steep sections bit was completely walkable for the whole family. The trail terminates at La Mina Falls, where you can swim if you like. There... More 

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Tropical Rain forest on a mountain! Trails to the waterfall are very clearly marked, however, it is on the side of a mountain, so be prepared for this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly recommended, el yunque peak was the best with an incredible view at the end and a nice hike before it, also good were las Mina's falls and other trails, and the 2 towers, esp Britton

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive up to the rainforest is beautiful and windy, but you have to get out and do some hiking to see some of the most memorable sites, you can walk down a trail to see a beautiful waterfall, many people getting right in the water, the hike back up is a workout for sure, but then you have to... More 

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We took the quick 45 minute hike (very easy) to the water fall. Something to be said about seeing the only Rainforest in the US territory!. Didn't see any wild life (we looked!) but it was a beautiful place. Get there early. Gets very busy. Truthfully no need to take a tour as we rented a car, parked and did... More 

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