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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 August 2015

This tour was the highlight of my trip to San Juan, PR! Our guide was Victor Martinez. He was wonderful! He has such a wealth of knowledge of Puerto Rico and the rain forest. The tour was very laid back and relaxing with a nice easy hike in the forest and some stops to take photos of the beautiful scenery and views from the observation tower. If you are looking for a challenging hike, I suggest you take another tour, but it was perfect for what we were looking for. Luquillo Beach was also nice, but I think if I were to do this tour again, I would stick with just the rain forest, but it was nice to see another beach aside from the resort beach. I would definitely recommend this tour with Victor!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Jorge, our tour guide, was AMAZING! What a great person...wonderful humor, very knowledgeable. El Yunque was gorgeous and then two amazing hours in Luquillo. Honestly, the most beautiful beach I've been in to. Its a bit selfish but I'd love another hour in Luquillo. Thank you Jorge!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, especially with our guide Sami. We learned a lot about the island and got to see quite a bit. Definitely worth it and highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had a great laidback experience on this trip. The perfect way to just experience the history and the laidback way of island life. Highly recommended if you have some more extreme tours on your lists to do. This will definitely slow things down and put things in perspective for you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour!!! Richie was the best!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was great and Sammy was very knowledgeable of the area

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour was Amazing!!
from el Yunque to Luquillo beach
the views, the trails, an overall Awesome trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Robert my tour guide was fantastic! I learned a lot about Puerto Rico on the tour. And he made great recommendations for dining and other activities which is making this the best trip ever!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Robert was a great guide providing more info than I thought possible.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent tour guide!!! Josh was excellent in his information and a great host also. Had a great time!!!

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