El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest

#1 of 188 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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  • To visit many of the trailheads and scenic spots, you do need to make a reservation in advance. But some spots, like Los Angelitos, are outside of the reservation area, so you can go there...  more »
  • The rainforest is usually free to visit but they are now charging for reservations and only allowing 150 cars in a day. They make the tickets available the day before at 8am and that's it. You must...  more »
  • The place is beautiful, I personally do not think a national park should have a rating they're all amazing all should be visited. El Yunque is a breath of fresh air especially from NYC even San Juan. You can enter the park gates or stay on a private property in the forest and explore yourself. Some of the most amazing views and peaceful scenery
  • When the weather holds up like it did for us today, the views are spectacular. You are high up in the mountains to view most of the island. The hike is long (about an hour) but for physically fit people, it could be easier. Unfortunately because of the pandemic some areas were closed.

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