El Yunque Rain Forest

El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest: Hours, Address, El Yunque Rain Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

El Yunque Rain Forest
4.5
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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More than 3 hours
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schirley p
Dayton, OH98 contributions
Beautiful! Must see
Sep 2021 • Couples
Reserve online at recreation.gov. only a certain number are allowed each day which is kind of nice! Open 8-5 . We rented a car for the day. Lots of construction going on. The visitor center is closed so keep driving past it to check in( near La Coca Falls). Some major trails were also closed but still hiked major points like Mt. Britton tower and Juan Diego Falls. Took a nice break at the rainforest Cafe. Yummy smoothies! They also have actual restrooms. So many beautiful flowers and gorgeous views! You have to go!
Written 3 October 2021
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L P
Hillsdale, NJ2 contributions
Great experience!
Oct 2020
This review is long overdue. We actually did our tour in November of 2019 and our tour guide, Edwin, was incredible. The pools were closed and there wasn't as much wildlife at the time due to Hurricane Maria. The ecosystem was still recovering but what we did see was still great. Edwin was extremely passionate about the wildlife and plants and also painted traditional drawings on tourists' arms using different colors of mud from the side of a river as the Taino once did. Also it is a decent hike to the top tower.
Written 21 September 2021
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Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
Palo Alto, CA605 contributions
Nice hikes, recommend reservations
Aug 2021
To visit many of the trailheads and scenic spots, you do need to make a reservation in advance. But some spots, like Los Angelitos, are outside of the reservation area, so you can go there anyway.
The cafe that is in the park is actually really tasty, reasonably prices, and a very kind and attentive server.
If you have time constraints, be sure to account for the time driving from the entry point through to wherever specifically you're headed. It's a fair amount of ground to cover on narrow, winding roads.
Written 6 September 2021
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W S
Bluffton, SC6 contributions
Nice hike
Aug 2021
The rainforest is usually free to visit but they are now charging for reservations and only allowing 150 cars in a day. They make the tickets available the day before at 8am and that's it. You must plan ahead if you want to go in. We were not aware of this so we ended up visiting the streams and doing other hikes that are available without reservations. The hike Angeliti toward Rio Mameyes was nice and not too strenuous. The stream was very pretty and peaceful. We enjoyed it. You could swim there if you go in the appropriate attire. We were not in swim attire so we just took in the scenery and kept hiking.
Written 8 August 2021
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Adventures of The Gonzo Crew
Lehigh Acres, FL27 contributions
Even During Renovations Still Had a Great Time.
Aug 2021 • Family
Warning- most pools are closed and there is a quite a few renovations going on. We still made it a great trip by Driving 1st to the top and taking some great aerial photos. We were able to hike up to the 1, 2nd & 3rd waterfall. We did try to hike to the top however it’s a very difficult hike, don’t recommend if you don’t have proper foot wear.
Written 3 August 2021
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dallas and dan M
Washington DC, DC73 contributions
Disappointed
Jun 2021
We had been to the island many times and El Yunque was a favorite stopping point. Now with the pandemic we found that reservations as well as a fee were needed to go to the top. Somehow I felt I was being taken advantage of. I refused to submit.
Written 28 July 2021
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Danielle G
2 contributions
Best experience we’ve had on vacation!
Jul 2021 • Friends
My boyfriend and I came here for his birthday and they picked us up early in the morning. They gave us a 10 min courtesy call before they picked us up about 10 minutes from our Airbnb. Our clocks hadn’t adjusted so we were running a bit late. They were very understanding and let us know that they usually gave about a 15 minute courtesy wait time and that they would not leave us. Once we got there, the tour guide was incredibly nice and knowledgeable. We went to all the spots mentioned in the listing and they were all way more fun than we could have imagined. I would definitely recommend using your life jacket if you are even a little afraid of swimming because, during the cliff jump/rope swing into the water, the water gets pretty deep and can be pretty scary for someone who isn’t confident with swimming. My boyfriend said that this was the best experience he had ever had
Written 14 July 2021
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Ardith I
Central Florida, FL2 contributions
Kenda & Rodriquez (with puppy Futuro’s Debut)
Jul 2021 • Couples
Our favorite parts of the tour were the waterslide and the cliff dive. My tip for future travels do not wear your life jacket for the hike, secure it to your body. There’s no reason to wear a life jacket while hiking also the rocks are extremely slippery so make sure you have footwear with good traction.
Written 9 July 2021
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Di'Angelo S
1 contribution
PiSS Poor customer service, even worse communication.
Jul 2021 • Couples
They did not tell us where to go, we called them 27 times with no answer... they were on a money grab band though they had to free ticket slots on my dime.

I had to call my bank and dispute it because of these scam artist.... STAY AWAY!!!! #Beware #ScammersandLiars
Written 9 July 2021
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joser7107
Tuxedo Park, NY29 contributions
CLOSED
Jul 2021 • Family
We drove to the location but it was closed. Also you need to purchase a ticket online to enter. Visitor Center was also closed and there appeared to be ongoing construction.
Written 8 July 2021
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