El Portal Tropical Forest Center, El Yunque National Forest
(3.5/5 based on 190 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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  • Not a ton of things to see here but informative nonetheless. Clean restrooms, a gift shop and small cafe are here. The center's architecture is great. Worth a stop for sure. 
  • Don't mind stopping here, you have to pay 4 dollars and you'll get a map. Just continue to drive uphill and you'll find maps on the streets that you can take a photo of and use in the trails. 
  • This center is rich with information. They do not sell food so if you are visiting, be sure to eat before you go or plan to drive further up the mountain and enjoy some delicious local favorites at on...  more »