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Review of The El Yunque Rain Forest

The El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Albemarle, North Carolina
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“Beautiful and no bugs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

The tour guide was very nice and informative; he gave us plenty of time to explore and shope and he took us to an authentic place to eat....his name was Joey, and he had his little apprentice with him (aka.....his son). Would go again if ever given the opportunity.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Susan B
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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

You have to go here if you're in Puerto Rico! Stop at the visitors center on your way in a pick up a trail map. Wear good walking shoes.

Visited June 2014
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Lockport, Illinois
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“El Yunque Rain Forest Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

If you decide to take this tour, book with Adames Luxury Transportation. Manual was our driver and his knowledge of Puerto Rican culture and history was AMAZING!!! We were with him for approx 6 hours ($60). He took us through small towns on the way to the rain forest - He knows everyone!! Took us to a roadside eatery and we stopped at a gift shop. Our rain forest tour included El Portal and several stops along the road. He gave us time to enjoy all the stops. He did take us to the waterfall which is 500 steps down and 500 steps back up!!! Its a very narrow path and there are groups going both ways. Once we got down there, it was so crowded to really enjoy. To me it wasnt worth the trip back up...but I did get some good exercise!!!

Visited June 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“Baby Moon Get Away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

I am currently 6 months pregnant, my husband and I chose Puerto Rico for our vacation this summer and to enjoy our Baby Moon. We rented a car and spent a day in El Yunque. We visited the information center first to inquire about me hiking the trails at 6 months pregnant. We ere treated so nicely my the representatives at the service center, they gave us a map and explained clearly what I should do. We drove up to the last point parked our car and began our hike. I took my time resting 4 times, it was a beautiful hike, we reached Mt. Britton it was a gorgeous view with crisp fresh air to breath. We hiked back down to our next stop La Mina Falls. By far one of the best experiences my husband and I have done. The Mina Falls is absolutely beautiful and a must do/see if in Puerto Rico. You have to walk down 476 steps (not consecutive) to reach the waterfall. It was amazing! They call it the bano de oro (gold bath) I felt extremely refreshed and rejuvenated. On the climb up I only took 2 breaks. Definitely a must do!

Visited June 2014
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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“El Yunque Forest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

A beautiful and easy drive. Unfortunately most trails were closed due to heavy rains within the last week or so.

Visited June 2014
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