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

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Waterville, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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moscow, idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

got there early and hiked to the top of El Yunque. What a beautiful spot on this earth. Orchids and fauna are amazing. Must be physically fit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A tropical forest with unique plants and natural creations.You can take a long trip across the forest and fresh yourself in a natural waterfalls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Trails and water falls galore. A hikers paradise. Please dress appropriately. This is not a place for flip flops it is a rain forest. We had a great time but we were prepared with hiking shoes a backpack and water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Yunque is a good excursion from San Juan. The Visitor Center was free on MLK Holiday. In my research, some suggested skipping it and going straight to the trails. The Center itself is a worthwhile stop. The architecture, views and information make for a good visit. We stepped in to the theatre and enjoyed some background information. We didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must do, the visitors center is fabulous. Much information and helpful guides. The trails are easy and very well maintained. When we were there it was not crowded at all, enjoyed a swimming hole all by ourselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yet still in a US territory. Not as much wildlife as expected but perhaps the local species avoid the tourist attractions. Amazing views, waterfalls and plant life. Skip the La Mina Falls hike, which is a long trek to a way overpopulated site, and instead seek out Juan Diego Falls!

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