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La Mina Falls

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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Be sure to leap into the cool waters at the base of this 35-foot cascade.

Be sure to leap into the cool waters at the base of this 35-foot cascade.

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Beautiful falls and a great hike

The hike to Mina Falls is moderately difficult (not long), but the entire hike is on concrete lined path. It is not suitable for strollers or wheel chairs, as it is quite narrow... read more

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This area was so crowded it was impossible to even get a good picture, let alone enjoy it the way you'd want to. If there were few people around it would be so nice, and beautiful. But something about being swarmed with people made it feel more like a watering hole that you just wanted to get what you needed... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hike to Mina Falls is moderately difficult (not long), but the entire hike is on concrete lined path. It is not suitable for strollers or wheel chairs, as it is quite narrow, but the rough concrete gives you good footing and we didn't find any slippery areas at all. There is even an area at the base of the... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go with a family. Your kids will be worn out at the end. The swimming holes are perfect. The water is refreshing, clean, and chilly. Plenty of area to swim. There's even a rope swing. You'll need a long "looped" branch to reach the rope. It was so nice to swim and swing in... More 

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Thank 650ark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long and tiring walk across that unique El Yunque tropical forst you can arrive to this natural waterfall. Take care with the sharp and slippery rocks. I recommend to put on a swim shoe especially for children. The water is really cold and freshen.

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The falls themselves are pretty average.... and when we got there, it was very crowded, which further reduces the appeal. However, the trail itself is beautiful and we enjoyed it a lot. We chose to start with the LaMina trail, which goes down from the parking lot (a lot of stairs). Took us almost 30 minutes, leisure pace. Climbing it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Do your research and head for Juan Diego Falls instead. La Mina is overcrowded, less scenic and requires a much longer hike to reach. Search for 'El Yunque's best kept secret'. The super short trail to Juan Diego Falls results in an uncrowded paradise where you can take a quick dip! The 12 foot tall or so falls isn't it;... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best !!!! Must do if you can make the hikes! Bring water and bathing suit. Can get crowded in afternoon.

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Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

its a nice waterfall that you could see but you can,t go in but you could see it very close and you feel how refreshing it is

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Dayton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 2 tours with Elegant Steering (booked through Costo Trvels). Fiirst day we visited old San Juan town and second day El Yuque forest. Our guide both days was Fransisco. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and we enjoyed both the days. I would recommend these 2 tours to everyone visiting PR. Both days it as a small... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Mina Falls is totally worth the hike through El Yunque. It's a popular stop, so be prepared to share the photo op with several of your closest friends. The rocks are slippery, but you have the option of climbing into the water and taking a picture in the falls. It's totally worth the hike and the wait.

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