El Portal Tropical Forest Center, El Yunque National Forest

(3.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Start your day in the jungle with a welcoming visit to El Portal Tropical Forest Center, the main visitor center of El Yunque National Forest and the gateway to the forest. An elevated walkway through the treetop canopy leads you to a series of educational displays scattered across two floors, with the knowledgeable staff manning the information desk happy to answer any of your questions. You can also pick up your El Yunque Forest trail mape here. Sitting on the edge of the forest, the center is not a compulsory access point for exploring the trails, but your admission fee goes toward conservation work. A cafe provides welcome refreshment from the tropical hear and if you’re looking for souvenirs, head to the well stocked gift shop. Restrooms are also available. To visit El Portal Tropical Forest Center and get the most from your holiday in El Yunque National Forest, create itinerary details personal to you using our El Yunque National Forest vacation route planner.
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  • El Portal is at the entrance to the El Yunque rain forest and offers visitors a wealth of information about the park. There are free-standing displays, as well as local guides who can tell you what to...  more »
  • Located at the entrance of the Park, the cost of access is 4 dollars per person hourly from 9 am to 17 pm. It is the entrance to the forest, film of the Park, interpretation explanatory of the Park pavilions, shops, restaurants, bathrooms there is a viewpoint
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  • While El Yunque National Forest is free, there is a small fee to see this Visitor Center. It is well worth the expense and the time. There is a nice movie and lots of displays as well as local artisan...  more »