The El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest

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Discover a lush tropical escape by hiking The 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. Put The El Yunque Rain Forest and other El Yunque National Forest attractions into our El Yunque National Forest trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Long way down, long way up! But, so worth it! Believe it or not, the best time to visit this place is when it's raining, otherwise the humidity could kill you . Seriously, the sun showers help keep yo...  more »
  • We were in Puerto Rico for a few days before meeting two individuals who made us feel like family. Omar in particular, was exceptionally hospitable. In fact, I would equate the service he provided lik...  more »
  • I did a tour of El Yunque where they picked me up from my hotel in San Juan and drove out to the forest. The guide was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about the unique ecosystem that PR has. Th...  more »