El Portal Tropical Forest Center, El Yunque National Forest
(3.5/5 based on 180+ 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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  • There is a small $5 pp entry fee and easy parking. Take a nice scenic walk down the path to the center grabbing nice photos along the way. Check in at the front desk and find out what time the movie s...  more »
  • This is a great place to learn about life in the rainforest. My grandchildren loved the story boards and pictures of the plants, animals and birds they may see. 
  • The anvil is a Tropical gateway, has many paths of beautiful green fauna and spectacular weather.
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