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The El Yunque Rain Forest

El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
+1 787-888-1880
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El Yunque National Forest 00979, Puerto Rico
+1 787-888-1880
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Reviewed yesterday

This was about an hour drive from where we was staying but it is well worth the drive. there are some awesome views and different waterfalls to try and hike to.

Thank Prettywomanswagg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had the unique experience of visiting this amazing Rain Forest on a recent visit to Puerto Rico. A place of outstanding beauty. The long walk through the forest to the waterfalls was exhilarating and worthwhile. The water was ice cold but so refreshing. Definitely...More

Thank Bowmansandra
Reviewed 2 days ago

We got up early in order to see the park and take some hikes. Recommended that we go to Mina Falls and it didn't disappoint . However............wow there were a lot of people and this was on a weekday. Speaks to the fact that this...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rent a car and take the drive. The mountain in very hilly and roads are narrow. Take your time and enjoy the views. Stop along the way to see the flowers or experience a waterfall. Clime the tower and see even farther. Enjoy the little...More

1  Thank Euky
Reviewed 2 days ago

This trip was not what I expected. We seen no wildlife at all except for feral cats. We did go to the big waterfall however, the journey there was not for the weak. Our first stop also was to the visitor center, in which you...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though our main reason for a spring vacation in PR was to enjoy the sun, the beach, and fine dining, we didn't want to miss spending some time in the El Yunque Rain Forest. We had been once before on a very rainy day,...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in P.R. for a wedding and we went here. The waterfalls were nice, especially the the one in the middle. It was well worth tour!!

Thank chboyd21
Reviewed 4 days ago

The interpretative center was quite enjoyable but the best part was hiking through the rain forest. We were prepared to get wet and a bit muddy since we went on a rainy day. However, that did not stop us from taking a dip into the...More

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We could not conceive of going to Puerto Rico without seeing the El Yunque Rain Forest. After all, it is the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System. Yes, you must come prepared for rain because one minute it may be sunny...More

1  Thank paddytale
Reviewed 5 days ago

Traveled with kids 8 & 10. We did the driving tour late afternoon (4:30) and were pretty much the only ones. It is defiantly cool and you can access Coco Falls from the road as well as the tower. There are pull off spot. NO...More

3  Thank 841rachaels
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sheila r
Hello,All We are planning on visiting at the beginning of June with our son he's only 4 years old.What do you recommend we do? As far as safety and clothing. Thank you
22 May 2017|
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Response from KBsMommy3697 | Reviewed this property |
Whatever you do don't use flip flops , an don't take the long road cause is like a mile. There's some cell phone companies that don't have coverage so be prepared for that as well.
Karley S
Contrary to reviews about going in the morning to avoid the crowds, a local at a car rental desk told me it would be better to arrive around 1pm when the tour buses start leaving. Does anyone agree with that?
28 April 2017|
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Response from SLL-GV | Reviewed this property |
I would avoid noon to 3pm due to both the heat and the crowds on certain trails. We were leaving around noon and there was significantly more traffic and buses coming in then when we arrived.
Christina A
Hi, We will be in OSJ in March 2018 via cruise ship. Last cruise port stop we spent the whole day walking around OSJ on a self guided tour. It was an amazing day! I have read all the excursions about El Yunque that can be booked through the cruise line, but they are all negative. Most of them saying boring, most of the time in a vehicle, and felt rushed. I know we are only there for a limited time and that the rainforest is a bit away from the cruise port, but I am hoping to find a tour to take us there ( possibly a group of up to 10 ) to spend some time walking around, swimming, and maybe even taken to some spots that are not so touristy. I have read some forums on trip advisor about the company Paradise Tours and Transportation and the guide Martin Rivera. All very good reviews on company and guide. My question is....only being in PR for a total of 8 hours (8-4) and on a Thursday, how long would we have at the rainforest? Would we be rushed through like the excursions that are booked through the cruiseline? Like is it possible to spend about 3-4 hours in the rainforest walking around and swimming in the waterfalls, and not miss our cruise ship taking off? Any responses and/or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
9 April 2017|
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Response from JKCrumpler | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christina, I'd also second what anthonyvs wrote. We recently visited the rain forest on our own once our cruise was finished with no time constraints and had our own rental car. I think with your time constraints, you... More