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  • Hours: Forest is open daily 7:30am to 6pm
  • Admission: US$3

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El Yunque Rainforest

El Yunque Rainforest is the only tropical rainforest under the protection of the US Forest Service and also the largest nature reserve in densely-populated Puerto Rico. It is situated in the mist-wreathed Luquillo Mountains where year-round precipitation ensures lush, green landscapes and a healthy diversity of animal life. This includes mongooses, non-venomous snakes, the rare Puerto Rican Parrot and the Coqui frog whose distinctive croak provides El Yunque’s soundtrack.

El Portal Rain Forest Center provides a good introduction to the area. There you can pick up a map and set out on well-defined walking trails which will take you past such sights as the La Coca Falls and the observation points of Yokahú Tower and Mount Britton Lookout Tower.

Practical Info

El Yunque National Forest (formerly Caribbean National Forest), is in the northeast of Puerto Rico, less than an hour’s drive from San Juan.

Tours & Tickets

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El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 452 Reviews

Sit back and relax on this leisurely half-day trip to the El Yunque rainforest. You'll discover an amazing world of nature trails, waterfalls, scenic views ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.99

El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 Reviews

Enjoy the best of both worlds - Luquillo Beach is a huge crescent of white sand lined with coconut palms with the mountains of El Yunque as the backdrop. Then ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.99

El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

On this tour, you'll see typical Puerto Rican towns until you begin your ascent on a modern road through rapidly changing vistas of amazing vegetation. Tree ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $76.99

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