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. Add El Portal Tropical Forest Center and other attractions to your El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary using our El Yunque National Forest trip builder website.
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  • You can get lots info, and use a clean washroom thus it is a great way to start your the forest visit.  more »
  • A well laidout informative center surrounded by the green scenery of El Yunque. Our advice is to spend some time here before you enter the forest especially if its your rookie visit to one  more »
  • The rest of the park you can explore without paying if you do not stop here. We got a map from the desk (which is the same one online at the national forest website). There is a short hiking trail.....  more »
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