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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.

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El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan, San Juan, null
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El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 143 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 $91.99
El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan, San Juan, Full-day Tours
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El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 788 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 $65.99
El Yunque Rainforest Nature Walk and Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking Combo Tour, San Juan, Half-day ... 
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El Yunque Rainforest Nature Walk and Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

This combination tour day trip has been designed for the most active guests in mind! It is also perfect for short vacations where your want to make the most ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.00
El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour, San Juan, Day Trips
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El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

This Yunque Rainforest Hiking Eco Guided Tour is the best way to hike & explore El Yunque. This guided hiking tour is a personal and educational active ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.00
Zipline Canopy and El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Combo Tour, San Juan, Hiking & Camping
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Zipline Canopy and El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Combo Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

This tour is an opportunity to experience Puerto Rico's National Rainforest in an exhilarating way. For adventure seekers both young and old, soar through ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $195.00
El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan, San Juan, Ziplines
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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 105 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 $85.99
Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour from San Juan, San Juan, Day Trips
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Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Swing across the lush trees of the foothills of El Yunque Rainforest and get a bird’s-eye view of the Big Island’s tropical forest! Experience the thrill of ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Full Day El Yunque Rainforest Hike from San Juan, San Juan, Ziplines
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Full Day El Yunque Rainforest Hike from San Juan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Visit the South side of El Yunque rain forest for a 25 minute hike upriver to an amazing spot. Descend here to the natural pool where you can swim, relax and ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Viator Exclusive: Early Access to El Yunque National Forest Park with a Certified Tour Guide, San ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to El Yunque National Forest Park with a Certified Tour Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Make an exciting trip from San Juan and make incredible and unforgettable memories with a visit to El Yunque Rainforest in Rio Grande. El Yunque Rainforest is ...  Read more

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

From USD $195.00
El Yunque Rainforest Twilight Nature Walk, San Juan, Viator Exclusive Tours
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El Yunque Rainforest Twilight Nature Walk

Enjoy this unique opportunity to see the El Yunque Rainforest in its transition from daytime to nighttime. This fully-guided nature walk through Angelito Trail ...  Read more

Location: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.00

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