El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest

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#1 of 183 in Parks in Puerto Rico
Discover a lush tropical escape by hiking El Yunque Rain Forest, noted for its remarkable biological diversity. The only tropical rainforest under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, this verdant area shelters more than 400 plant species, many of which you can see by hiking any one of a dozen well-maintained hiking trails. An interpretative visitor's center highlights the importance of this sprawling forest, while picnic pavilions ensure enough space to rest and contemplate the significance of this green kingdom in eastern Puerto Rico. Check the website for suggested family-friendly hikes and a printable brochure explaining the history of the forest. Before you head to El Yunque National Forest, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly El Yunque National Forest planning tool , to make sure you see all that El Yunque National Forest has to offer, including El Yunque Rain Forest.
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  • Decided to travel into the only rainforest national forest - even with the devastation of the hurricane, you can tell things are starting to recover. I travelled up to the waterfall (the road is close...  more »
  • With last years hurricane damage most of the park is still closed. We did get to see one very nice waterfall right on the road which was very impressive. I plan on writing my congress men to tell them...  more »
  • This rainforest is amazing. Right now you can only go to Coca Falls, but it is well worth it. There are various ecosystems you travel through as you go up in elevation. I was able to visit the top thr...  more »
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