El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest

#1 of 187 in Parks in Puerto Rico
Must see · Forest · Nature / Park
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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  • Do not miss beautiful place when visiting Puerto Rico! We had the best day exploring, hiking and swimming in waterfalls. A highlight of our trip! Currently you do need to make a reservation due to...  more »
  • I have been many times to El Yunque and it continues to amaze me. Currently you need a reservation to visit Monday - Saturday. The park was closed on Sunday due to the current guidelines but the...  more »
  • This is my favorite place on the island. Doesn't matter how many times I go there is always something new to explore. My last visit was in March just before all the Covid-19 restrictions were on...  more »

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