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El Yunque Rain Forest

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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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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, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a day that was pouring rain! But we expected some rain - obviously. It was a beautiful hike to the top. Not much in the way of wildlife but the foliage was gorgeous. The waterfall was not as breathtaking as we had...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a day doing self guided hiking and touring of the rainforest. We took the hike to the peak and the views are amazing! Very windy at the top but very worth it.

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think when visiting islands one must experience as much of it and really become a part of the culture. I visited the forest during spring break with a local and it was really a different experience than doing it with a touring company. It...More

Thank ayad111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. One of the prettiest places I've ever been to. Didn't read too much about the rainforest before we went so wasn't sure what to expect. I did know that it was only 45 mins away by car so we rented while in San Juan/Carolina....More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're on the island you should make the trip to El Yunque. I'm sure it was damaged in the recent hurricanes but I'm hoping it will be back to normal as soon as possible. There is a very nice visitors center at the entrance...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rent a car and go see this place! Great for kids or hiking with friends. The gift shop and tourist area are very nice with lots of educational things to see and do! Wear comfortable shoes and bring a poncho! Hike the trails to the...More

1  Thank Jodi J
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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

1  Thank astro14
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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 8 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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
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Roberta S
23 October 2017|
Response from astro14 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Roberta, The most important towns are the following: Luquillo, Rio Grande, Naguabo, Fajardo, and Ceiba. Breaking those cities into small viallges or barrios you have the following: El Verde, Colinas Del Yunque, La... More
Rudito B
18 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