Yokahu Observation Tower, El Yunque National Forest

(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Gain a new perspective of the forest on top of Yokahu Observation Tower, a cylindrical viewing tower located in El Yunque National Forest. Climb the 100 steps to the viewing platform at the top of the building to get sweeping views of the trees and hills of the impressive natural surroundings. Constructed in 1963, the tower has a twin elsewhere in the forest, though at a higher elevation and deeper into the park, the second is harder to access and frequently obscured by clouds. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Yokahu Observation Tower by using our El Yunque National Forest family vacation planner.
Create a full El Yunque National Forest itinerary
map

Plan your trip to El Yunque National Forest

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in El Yunque National Forest by other users

5 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in San Juan, El Yunque National Forest & Fajardo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Isla de Vieques, San Juan & El Yunque National Forest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in El Yunque National Forest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in San Juan & El Yunque National Forest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There are about 60-80 stairs (going off memory) to get to the top, but it's worth it for the view. You can see St. Thomas from the observation deck, as well as the lower portion of the forest. They al...  more »
  • Yes, there are 90+ stairs to reach the top, but it is a fairly easy climb and there are landings along the way with great views where you can linger. Not a lot of room on the top, but you should be ab...  more »
  • Plenty of parking and an easy climb up and the view is tremendous! Nice cool breeze at the top. It was crowded but we got a turn at the front to take some pictures. There is a small gift shop.  more »