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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 5 days ago

Going to EL Yunque will be an all day trip, and if you have time after you come down you can stop at Luquillo Beach to get some food next to the beach entrance, where they have everything you would want to try. As you...More

Thank astro14
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rain forest! Sunny at the bottom, showery at the top. Nice views from the castle, a number of very interesting spots to explore. Our time was limited since we were on a cruise tour. We would recommend if you appreciate natural scenery.

Thank Don W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Followed the well marked path through the forest... the plunge pool was rammed with selfie taking bathers ....lots of climate controlled buses too with some inconsiderate cruise liner passengers ignoring signs and climbing on waterfalls... kinda spoiled the natural beauty.

Thank Luke_O_Zade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My adult children loved hiking here! They did some of the shorter trails because their old asthmatic mama had to stay in the car.

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited El Yunque during torrential rain in April of 2017. We enjoyed our hike to La Mina Trail, although the torrential rain caused some of the trails to be closed. Unfortunately, my teenager son had a bad allergic reaction in the rainforest, most likely...More

Thank momof4RhodeIsland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place! The walk to the waterfall was a bit further than I expected, but well worth it. Unfortunately it rained the day we went, but it didn't stop my family and I from enjoying the sights. Remember you are driving up...More

Thank CancunxLover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is over rated,I mean yea it's a tropical rain forrest and it's beautiful but if.your looking for a river to swim in,no ,this isn't your place.Too much walking to get.to the cascade too much I didn't enjoy it.Too many peid5le in such a small space.

Thank chulis18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a 45 minute drive or so from our hotel in Dorado....Highly recommend....Inexpensive, absolutely gorgeous place to visit! Bring your bathing suit and towels and go swimming in one of the natural ponds/falls.....

Thank hayesmoon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place it is magical AND UNIQUE!!!! refreshing your soul and also it is great to balance your body and your soul as a one.... Fantastic for a perfect pictures and videos as well. Stunning place for enigmatic experience!!!!! Don't miss COCO'S FRIOS for your...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Beautiful place so many sights and scenes as you walk along the trails you hear all of natures beautiful sounds waterfalls, birds chirping, it's BREATHTAKING!!!!! If you do decide to go I highly recommend you to bring clothes you can get wet in, good walking...More

Thank Jael S
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Rudito B
19 August 2017|
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Response from StevenS1982 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you'll have a problem. I hiked 7.5 miles and have a fear of heights. Even if you look down, the drops aren't bad at all. All you will see is trees. You will be too overwhelmed by the beauty of this place to... More
My N
7 August 2017|
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Response from WouldLike2TraveMore | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car for the day and drove the rainforest. Stop into the visitor center for maps and information - the man at the information desk was funny and was great! There is no way you can get lost there - one road in... More
Rajagopal S
18 July 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