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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
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+1 787-888-1880
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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The plants in this rain forest are very interesting. We did not see many birds and definately not the rare Puerto Rican parrots. The Sierra Palms visitor center is well done with... read more

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The plants in this rain forest are very interesting. We did not see many birds and definately not the rare Puerto Rican parrots. The Sierra Palms visitor center is well done with the canopy forest bridge entrance making a great first impression. The hike to the La Mina waterfall was the highlight. Although it was downhill and then back uphill... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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From what I've read and seen most people who come to the rainforest come to see the falls and go swimming and just do the hike there. It's not too hard and everything is paved and groomed. There were people with babies on their backs and a couple with strollers. So definitely not challenging. If you want to go all... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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I won't lie, this is a steep hike. But the views from the peak make it absolutely worth the effort. Much of the trail is roughly paved (though not suitable for strollers or wheel chairs) and the rest of the trail is gravel lined. It took us a little more than an hour to reach the peak. We were lucky... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love to hike and explore nature, this is the place to be. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Visited 2 waterfalls. The small one is right off the main road. The second one is a 2 mile hike into the rainforest. Both worth seeing but be careful, the river walks and paths are slippery. The roads are windy and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was interesting to see a rain forest. It was a cloudy day on the island the day we went so there were lots of people. Wear walking shoes. You may want to go to the top and work your way down as most people start at the bottom. go to te waterfalls and the top of the tower on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived early, around 8 am, based on feedback from other reviewers. Did not stop at visitor's center and took our rental car up the winding roads in route to 12.2 stop at La Mina Falls. The whole concept of a rain forest is super interesting. We stopped the car and got out at La Coca Falls, an amazing site for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only rain forest in the US! I suggest avoiding the few places for food immediately outside the park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you enter the Park, you have the option to turn right toward the tourist information building, where you pay a small fee for entry, or you can forego the fee and information by going straight into the park. The information center is well worth it and there is a wonderful cafe there as well as drinking water and restrooms.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you did not see the forest because you drove too fast on the way in now is the chance to see it ! the road is narrow and slow and the forest creates a green tunnel; We had a nice, warm day, without rain and massive crowds... did not see any animals except for a blue bug ... but... More 

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We hiked up to the ridge of El Yunque... the very top of the rain forest. Was a good hike up. We left a little after 2:00 so when we got up to the top the fog was rolling in but what a view!! The forest is spectacular and we were so fortunate to experience the beauty and peacefulness. Every... More 

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