El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest

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#1 of 186 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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  • We went to El Yunque even knowing that most of it is closed right now, because we wanted to see what we could of this rain forest. We were able to see La Coca falls which was cool. The view of the oth...  more »
  • If you want to lose yourself in nature, this is the place. From waterfall where you can swim (the mine) and beautiful landscapes of the city. Highly recommended go to visitor center and see a video where they explain the history and contains of flora and fauna.
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  • One more f the wonders of the Caribbean. Great damage from Maria ‘ Hurricane effects in the island. Nature is renovating everything in a fast pace. GREEN is again the best color.  more »
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