El Yunque

El Yunque, San Juan: Address, El Yunque Reviews: 4.5/5


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Phazenine
Philadelphia, PA
Amazing! (If you rent a car.)
Aug 2017 • Solo
A lil crowded but if you go on your own you can easily avoid the crowds. Go where, when, how you want. I passed by tons of lame looking crowded tours.
Written 4 August 2017
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Kathy T
Greenville, NC
Beautiful chance to see a rain forest
Apr 2017 • Family
Since el Yunque is the only national rainforest in the National Parks System, and I'd never seen a rain forest we went. It was great to walk through the different areas and the systems that were represented at different levels. We made a point to visit the portal . There are a lot of reviews that say you should save the money and skip the portal but we went because the NPS can always use the funds and this beautiful rainforest definitely gets a lot of traffic! The trails we enjoyed were busy but it was a very reasonable pace and crowd. We were in PR during spring break and it was pretty crowded. It's definitely on the list when we return and yes we will pay again!! It's awesome people!
Written 28 April 2017
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Travelwiththree
Bloomington-Normal, IL
Second to None
Jan 2017 • Family
My family of five recently had a tour with John. He picked us up from the hotel on time. We have a morning tour and after the tour he dropped us off at the beach of our choice. We cannot imagine a better tour guide than John. He is a naturalist who has lived in San Juan for twenty years. He himself had lived in a rainforest for two years in his younger years. He knows the rainforest! There is no script. He points out animals and plants as we pass by them. He spotted a camouflaged lizard. He found the world's smaller orchid on the back of a tree leaf. He knows the history and it is fascinating to hear his stories of rainforests. Do you know that you don't need to worry about mosquitos in El Yunque? Ask John and he will tell you. His price is very reasonable for the quality and length of the tour. Book a tour with him soon before he moves to Colombia!
Written 28 February 2017
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NicoleRiveraRivera
San Juan, Puerto Rico
A must
Nov 2014 • Friends
This is a must. Their are many tours to this rainforest. Go to La Mina and dip in. Walk and hike. Take your trash with you and love nature.
Written 11 September 2015
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Sandy M
Salem, MA
Spectacular!
Apr 2015 • Couples
Wow! No mosquitoes (that we could see or feel, anyway, and we did not wear repellent!), beautiful scenery, clean, excellent trails, beautiful waterfalls (yes, you can swim in the pools under the falls!), and well-maintained roads. Plenty to see, and exquisitely beautiful. Very very enjoyable visit.
Written 26 April 2015
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N E F
Miami, FL
Amazing
Nov 2014 • Couples
Make sure to watch the 10 minute movie in the visitor's center. Absolutely amazing national park. If you are anywhere near it - Visit !!!
Written 21 November 2014
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WestchesterP2
New York City, NY
Number one attraction
Oct 2014 • Couples
El Yunque is a special place. Visiting a rainforest and seeing up close and personally the areas that are impacted by climate changes and civilization encroachment is very special. My first opportunity to visit a rainforest and I am happy I went. Lots of walking trails and things to see. The coquis serenaded us on the hike back. Stop in at the visitors center. We had lunch at the visitors center -- the made-to-order sandwiches were delicious. If you are in Puerto Rico, you HAVE to visit. Recommendation: La Mina Falls.
Written 15 October 2014
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Closed but still interesting
Aug 2014 • Couples
My boyfriend and I rented a car so that we didn't have to pay for and take a tour bus to el yunque and thankfully we did since the tours were getting cancelled due to the tropical storm and the damage it had done. Despite the park being closed we were able to park near the entrance and go see the waterfall just inside the main entrance. We then also ventured onto one of the hiking trials near the entrance knowing that there might be flooding but thankfully we didn't come across any problems. It was nice being in their with not so many people because you could listen to the sounds of the rain forest and appreciate it's beauty without being distracted by others. Will definitely be back since it's such an amazing and awe inspiring experience, there is so much to see when the park is open and it would be a bad idea to miss visiting the rainforest since globally they are far and few between.
Written 5 October 2014
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT
Awesome trip
Apr 2014 • Family
El Yunque is an amazing experience! It's about an hour's drive east of San Juan, and is well worth the drive. There are many trails to take, and the views are spectacular. You'll need to park alongside the road for many of the trails, as the parking lots are small and oftentimes full. I'd recommend dedicating a few hours to El Yunque. There's no fee to enter the rainforest or use the trails, although there's a fee to enter the visitors' center. My family and I walked on a trail by ourselves, but there are plenty of tours as well.
Written 20 September 2014
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Deborah C
Washington DC, DC
Rubio Tours - El Yunque
Apr 2014 • Family
Ready to Return, but only with John Druitt of Rubio Tours as our guide. El Yunque is an amazing phenomenon, period. John, though, made the phenomenal more so through his carefully planned excursion. We warned him that our party comprised two old women with arthritic knees and two teens with enough energy to power San Juan. To fuel the hike through El Yunque, John took us to a San Juan bakery/deli/coffee shop. YUM!!! Then the scenic route to El Yunque. Then an absolutely breath-taking off the beaten path hike to the little water falls and beyond. Marvelous. After 3 hrs, John brought us back to San Juan and kindly, chauffeured us to a grocery store. All of this plus a history and geography lesson on El Yunque. John regaled us the entire trip with stories both personal and learned. A great day for all! I cannot more highly recommend Rubio Tours. You will not be disappointed.
Written 1 August 2014
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