El Portal Tropical Forest Center, El Yunque National Forest

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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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  • We were thankful we decided to stop here before heading up the mountain. The building itself is an architectural beauty with tall glass windows, sleek and modern lines that showcase the lush, tropical...  more »
  • This place is full of natural beauty. Record your own original sounds of nature if you can, it's amazing! There are many options for panoramic views for photo opps. If you take a few hours you can con...  more »
  • a split level open air visitor center with small food stand, gift shop, film, and plenty of museum grade exhibits detailing the flora and fauna of the rainforest. There are 3 large areas of informatio...  more »

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