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The El Yunque Rain Forest

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

If you want to go to the visitor center to get a map and check with a ranger to confirm the best trails, get there right at 9am to avoid the lines! At the recommendation of a ranger, we hiked the El Yunque and Picachos...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed yesterday

I joined El Yunque Rainforest Half Day Tour by GSI (Group Services, Inc.). Our guide, Lugardo, is very knowledgeable about plants and animals and I could learn a lot. Puerto Rico was formed by volcanic activities/tectonic movement after Jurassic period. P. R. has more bio...More

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 4 days ago

When in Puerto Rico you must experience El Yunque Rain Forest. We hired an excellent driver, PM me for his contact info and he drove us to El Yunque from our hotel in Condado. I recommend you wear running shorts and running type top that...More

2  Thank Luara S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was really a unique' & fun experience! The check in was quick; and they even had a gift shop. The gift shop had souvenirs. But, the gift shop also had helpful things there like: ponchos, bandanas, scarfs, sunglasses, snacks, drinks, feminine hygiene products, aspirin,...More

Thank atyndale1
Reviewed 5 days ago

I joined the El Yunque Rain Forest today. There are several things I dislike the tour 1) The price listed doesn't include tax. It should be more forthright. I paid almost $70.00 2) I remember the brochure said we will spend time in the visitor...More

Thank Trip_T0_Nice
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well.........I've only experienced a little of this GORGEOUS rain forest! It's WOW!!!!! Bring your back packs!!!!!!!! it's WOW!!!!!!!!!! Just Unbelievable!!!!!! You will never for get it!!!!!!!!!! The Caribbean Air LOVES ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WoW! I love her!

Thank CarrielMH
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We traveled to see the beautiful water falls. It's a good hike but worth it. The falls are beautiful and you can drive to a few of them. We swam in the big falls. Nature at its finest.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best experience went you came to PR, a lot of rivers, waking lines Towers and most important fresh air, amazing view to north site of the island, very recommended.

Thank Joaquin O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great day. We loved the hike through the rain forest. A must see. Don't do it if you have any health problems. Moderately risky and not for small children. High cliffs, slippery rocks and the water with large jagged rocks can be...More

Thank airforceangella228
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning but very busy. If you stay in an Inn on site you can enjoy private hikes to make it more relaxing.

Thank Emma E
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Rajagopal S
18 July 2017|
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Response from JLuckyJr | Reviewed this property |
The waterfall is between two trails that are rated moderate to difficult. There is parking at both trailheads. You could park above the waterfall and hike 45 minutes down to the waterfall. But then you will have to hike... More
Annette C
23 June 2017|
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Response from Brian A | Reviewed this property |
We drove in our rental car and parked at various places. We hiked to various points and waterfalls and then hiked back. Wear good shoes!
15 June 2017|
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Response from 84josep | Reviewed this property |
As others have answered already, it is possible, it it a long walk, but needs to be cautious with some high steps and wet land around the trail. There is sometimes slippery, but it is an amazing experience. Always bring... More