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

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 explore the cool, mountainous and semi tropical El Yunque Rain Forest, home to unique plant and animal species. Perfect for families!

Highlights

  • Tour of El Yunque rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan
  • Relax on a white sand beach lined with coconut palms
  • Explore the rainforest with its diverse species of plants and wildlife
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from San Juan hotels

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What You Can Expect

El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan

El Yunque Rainforest

Departing from San Juan, you can combine a visit to the rainforest with an afternoon at one of the world's most beautiful beaches. On the Northeast coast of Puerto Rico, Luquillo Beach is the island's best and most popular public stretch of tranquil waters and golden sand. Offshore are coral formations and spectacular sea life and tropical fish. The water is calm and comfortable - the perfect place for families!

From here, you'll explore the cool, mountainous and semi tropical El Yunque rainforest. The abundant rainfall is shed through rocky rivers, creating many cascades of waterfalls and pools. El Yunque hosts a number of unique plant and animal species such as the endangered Puerto Rican parrot and the tiny coquis, an indigenous tree frog.

According to ancient Indian legend, the good spirit 'Yuquiyu' reigned on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people. The name Luquillo is derived from this god's spirit's Indian name.

Itinerary

Stops on the tour include:
  • La Coca Waterfall (no swimming, just taking photos)
  • Observation Tower
  • Bano Grande (no swimming)
  • 20 minute walk on Caimitillo Trail (easy walk)
  • 2.5 hours on Luquillo Beach

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our guide was Robert Garcia. He was FANTASTIC!!! I highly recomend any tour that Robert is leading. He provided us with a ton of information about Puerto Rico and the Rainforest. The drive to the rainforest wasn't long at all. And once we got there the sights and sounds were magnificent. Luquillo Beach was nice also. It was great to relax by the water after exploring the rainforest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great trip. Our guide was Robert and he was the best. I definitely recommend this tour.

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