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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
Phone Number: +1 787-888-1880
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
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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Rainforest in Puerto Rico

Walked Big Tree Trail through forest to La Mina waterfall. Hike can be strenuous if not in shape. Takes about 30 minutes each way. Also climbed Yokahu tower to see view.

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Walked Big Tree Trail through forest to La Mina waterfall. Hike can be strenuous if not in shape. Takes about 30 minutes each way. Also climbed Yokahu tower to see view.

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You can get a tour or go on your own. It's not too difficult to find, but you need a car of course. It does get somewhat crowded in certain areas of the rain forest. First stop at the visitor's center to get all the information you will need. Then begin your adventure. Also, take note you can swim in... More 

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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I go to El Yunque at least twice a month and hike the various trails. For me is a way to replenish my energy and connect to nature. The falls are great and the cold waters are so invigorating. The magic of the forest feels so amazing and in this place I can connect to my inner self and let... More 

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Waterfalls, huge bamboo, beautiful vistas, tropical jungle what more could you ask for. Oh yeah refreshing rain squalls We took a less traveled trail to a beautiful swimming hole with a rope swing to have fun on after hiking to La Mina Falls. Made for a special day in Puerto Rico.

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Coming from Denver's dessert climate, a rain forest is so foreign to me. Which makes it even more special and magical. Only 30 minutes from San Juan, it makes for an easy day excursion. Or stay in a nearby guest house like we did so you can soak in the experience for a few days. There are plenty of well... More 

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I was excited to do this rainforest tour, which we did on a tour organised by our Cruise ship. The reality was that this is a very "sanitised" rainforest - or at the very least, the area WE visited was! There had been a hold up in getting us on buses at the beginning of the tour which meant everything... More 

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This was my first time visiting a rain forest and it is absolutely beautiful. The waterfalls, the vegetation, the whole experience is a awesome.

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El Yunque rainforest is a must see if you are visiting Puerto Rico. It's about half hour to 45 minutes away from San Juan. It's easy to get there for the most part but they had a road blockage on the day of my visit that made it a bit challenging to get there without any proper detour signs. The... More 

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Go off peak to enjoy with less tourists around. Air is so fresh, car access but good bike trail to try

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I come here approximately 5 times a year, keep in mind that PR have many beautiful places you can visit but this one is my favorite. There are multiples trails with different points of interest and scenic views; in my opinion you can't go wrong with any. But if it os your first visit and the time is limited I... More 

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