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El Yunque National Park
El Yunque National Park

El Yunque National Park

Route 191

The Basics

El Yunque is a popular hiking spot, home to many well-defined trails that will take you past sites such as La Coca Falls, La Mina Falls, the Yokahu Observation Tower, and the Mount Britton Lookout Tower observation point. Popular ways to explore independently or with a tour guide include a nature walk or a hiking tour. As a popular day-trip destination from San Juan, many tours also include convenient round-trip transportation for added convenience.

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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour
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$100.00 per adult
$125.00 $25.00 savings
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Once in a lifetime experience
This tour is the perfect way to experience El Yunque. You get to see and learn a lot about the rainforest without having to tackle the overwhelmingness of it on your own. Francisco was a fantastic tour guide, one of the best I’ve ever had as a frequent tour taker - funny, knowledgeable, and extremely kind. The whole day was such a pleasure. Definitely wear your bathing suit for the swim in the river/waterfalls at the end—amazing experience!!
Melissa_D, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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Incredible experience
Sandra_Q, Sep 2022
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque Rainforest
All of it was amazing. The intense hiking, the 40 ft cliff jump water slide rope swing into the water. The water itself was incredibly amazing cold but refreshing and clean. We were the oldest couple 53/48 and we made it. Definitely not for the faint at heart but so worth it.
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Memories to last a life time
Nancy_C, Sep 2022
Casual One: El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop w/ Transport
What an extraordinary experience! Ryan, our host, gave the tour a great flair with his sense of humor. Very well narrated and the entire crew was extremely personable, professional, and with highest regard to our safety. Perfect day for El yunque. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
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Best Adventure ever!
Michelle_T, Sep 2022
Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour
Maxine and Paola were amazing guided, great guides and assured our safety through the tour. Not only would I recommend the tour, I will definitely do it again! Thank you so much!
star-5
Hannah and G are the best tour guides.
Laquan_M, Sep 2022
El Yunque Waterslide Adventure with Transportation
Hannah and Gillian(G) was amazing. From the beginning to the end. They Both was very engaging and involved. The was fun to be around and they cared about out safety. Me and my family would booked them again and again. Great tour and very adventurous.
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Full Package !
Taralee_R, Aug 2022
Casual One- El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop w/ Transport
Being our first visit to Puerto Rico, visiting El Yunque was on the top of the list and this package was beyond any expectation i could have had. Our tour guy was extremely patience and communication was key for him! not only using words to describe but physically explaining all safety measures. Pick up and drop off was easy and fast! Overall i would do it everytime we come back.
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Place was absolutely...
Jenna_C, Aug 2022
Casual One- El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop w/ Transport
Place was absolutely amazing so beautiful and clean was there for 3 nights it was in a perfect area pool was so beautiful and clean will definitely be back soon
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Great time!
Kaila_R, Aug 2022
Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour
Yami and Bradley were great! They were very helpful throughout. The trail was very slippery in places but they prioritized our safety and we all had such a fun time.
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Rainforest- Family Fun
Kay_C, Jul 2022
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque Rainforest
My family enjoyed our rainforest adventure. The scenery, water jumps and natural water 💧 slide were all great fun. Our guides Daniel and Daniel (Pancho) were fun, friendly and mindful of safety. Even with my falls in the mud we would highly recommend.
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Amazing time!!
patricia_g, Jul 2022
Private El Yunque Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour with Transport
Amazing experience!!!! Our tour guide Jean was wonderful!!!! So knowledgeable, helpful and friendly!!!!! Communication before the trip was excellent!!! Transport was east and clean!!! Private tour is a must!!!!! Larger groups came and there were so many people that I can’t see how you would get a personal experience. I would definitely do again only with this tour company!!!!! A+++++++++
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Family fun at the Rainforest
Maria_L, Jul 2022
Fun Natural Waterslides Experience in El Yunque
Our tour guide Rafael was awesome! From the details about the rainforest, vegetation and wildlife to making sure our safety was his top priority along with his assistants. Truly a once in a lifetime experience, totally recommend for those that are looking for some adventure!
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Awesome El Yunque experience!!!!
Bracha_K, Jul 2022
Private El Yunque Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour with Transport
We had the best time!!!!! Andres was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable, fun, and interactive, and attentive to our safety. We were part of a very small group and everyone was able to participate according to their comfort level. The tour was great, so much history and beauty in El Yunque. We did the tour and stopped for lunch on the way back. All in all it was a wonderful experience!
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Don't miss!
Theresa_C, Jul 2022
El Yunque Rainforest Tour from San Juan
Our guide was amazing, deeply knowledgeable as a native to the rainforest region, very safety conscious and super fun! I hope to bring more friends and family back. Loved this hiking and jumping adventure!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The El Portal Rain Forest Center provides a good introduction to the area—pick up a map and follow the signposted trails.

  • Wear hiking boots, comfortable clothing, and bring a bathing suit; flip flops are not recommended.

  • Big Tree Trail is one of the most popular hiking routes in the forest; however, the trails are not accessible for wheelchair users or those with strollers.

  • Popular combination tours include a kayaking trip on the nearby bioluminescent bay and a visit to Luquillo Beach.

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How to Get There

The El Yunque National Forest (formerly Caribbean National Forest) is in the northeast of Puerto Rico, less than an hour's drive from San Juan. Driving time from Fajardo is under half an hour. Many tour operators offer round-trip transportation to El Yunque too.

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Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan


When to Get There

El Yunque is an easy half-day trip from Old San Juan. There's no distinct wet or dry season in the forest, and the temperature remains a comfortable 70°F (21°C) to 80°F (26°C) all year round.

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How to Explore El Yunque

Home to a number of hiking trails and natural pools, it can be tricky to know where to begin in El Yunque. Follow one of the more popular routes along the La Coca trail, which is dotted with ponds perfect for a refreshing dip; alternatively, El Angelito trail rewards you with a fun rope swing and lagoon experience at the end. Whichever route you choose, there's lots to love at El Yunque.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to El Yunque National Park?
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Attractions near El Yunque National Park:
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What else should I know about attractions in San Juan?
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As well as visiting the El Yunque National Park, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: