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Rainforest Tour Near Isabela

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Rainforest Tour Near Isabela

Greetings, We'll be staying at Villa Montana shortly and only have 2 full days (wedding). We'd like to take one of our days and explore/hike the beautiful rainforest we've read so much about. The only issue I'm seeing is that it seems every tour starts from San Juan which is pretty far away. I'd appreciate any thoughts or suggestions anyone has.

Cheers!

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1. Re: Rainforest Tour Near Isabela

If you have a rental car you can go explore on your own.

usa
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2. Re: Rainforest Tour Near Isabela

"The" rainforest, El Yunque is on the eastern end of the island. It's a 2.5 hour ride from Villa Montana. There are other state forests in PR than are not as well known or frequented like El Yunque, nor do they have the facilities. The closest forest to Villa Montana is Guajataca Forest

Edited: 19 February 2013, 02:35
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3. Re: Rainforest Tour Near Isabela

I haven't been to all the forests out that way, but for a rain forest with trails and bathrooms and waterfalls etc, Toro Negro is a good rain forest not too far from Isabela .

Guajataca forest is the closest forest, but it is not a rain forest. It is a nice example the karst region, even has some caves and lots of trails.

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Guajataca State Park is a good alternative for anyone in the west not wanting to travel outside the region. The karst region is huge and its dense canopy of mature trees is larger than El Yunque, in fact, the Karst area contains Puerto Rico’s most extensive freshwater aquifer, largest continuous expanse of mature forest and largest coastal wetland, estuary and underground cave systems.

It is filled with unexplored caves, canyons, endless rolling hills, underground rivers and sinkholes.

There are hiking trails in the forest and visitors can kayak or fish. Camping in the forest is also possible.

Cueva Ventana and the Arecibo Observatory are located in the karst region. The observatory has dense jungle cover all around it.

Edited: 19 February 2013, 14:38
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