We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The El Yunque Rain Forest

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Carolina, Puerto Rico | 65664556, El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 787-888-1880
Website
Today
07:30 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$65.98*
and up
El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan
More Info
US$88.00*
and up
El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour
More Info
US$91.99*
and up
El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,027 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3259
    Excellent
  • 1030
    Very good
  • 275
    Average
  • 50
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Great Views!

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
cathy s
Add Photo Write a Review

5,027 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 4,643: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

Helpful?
Thank cathy s
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

Helpful?
Thank Gal S
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer M
cape cod
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank Tabitha K
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to skip the tours and drive ourselves. We were glad we did. We stopped at the Luquillo Beach food kiosks for lunch and got to the rainforests a little later in the day. Around 2. This was good as a lot of the tour groups were gone and we had the La Mina Falls train almost to ourselves.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AndyKzoo
New Kensington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day at the rainforest. Wear comfortable shoes and have a bottle of water. Take pics and enjoy the sightseeing. The view from the lookout tower was fabulous, reminded us of Hawaii!!! Enjoy! Definitely a must do in PUERTO Rico!

Helpful?
Thank Cristine B
Melville, New York
Level Contributor
86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is great on a cloudy day. Pack the car up and go. You will enjoy the forest and all it had to offer

Helpful?
Thank Doug S
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The forest is beautiful - no doubt. Also the visitor center is very well made with a nice little exhibition and someone explaining how to navigate the place. However, as soon as you get on the road, you'll notice that this is not gonna be a nice idyllic place (like I anticipated) but a wide paved road straight through with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Desiree_K13
charlotte
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was a fun hike, but it was a bit steep in places. I'm in good shape and I was a bit winded, but there were lots of people that were very out of shape and they made it just fine. Stopped at the water fall and it was crowded and cold, but good picture place.

Helpful?
Thank Emmy318
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a day in El Yunque and it was great. Firstly, its a waste of money and time to go to the visitors centre (unless you need to use their bathroom). We went first to the top of the forest and then walked for 90 mins to get to the mountain peak. It was really beautiful there. We went... More 

Helpful?
Thank Prashant S

Travellers who viewed The El Yunque Rain Forest also viewed

San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
Culebra, Puerto Rico
 

Been to The El Yunque Rain Forest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The El Yunque Rain Forest and other visitors
94 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (94)

Questions? Get answers from The El Yunque Rain Forest staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?