El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest

#1 of 187 in Parks in Puerto Rico
Must see · Forest · Nature / Park
Discover a lush tropical escape by hiking El Yunque Rain Forest, noted for its remarkable biological diversity. The only tropical rainforest under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, this verdant area shelters more than 400 plant species, many of which you can see by hiking any one of a dozen well-maintained hiking trails. An interpretative visitor's center highlights the importance of this sprawling forest, while picnic pavilions ensure enough space to rest and contemplate the significance of this green kingdom in eastern Puerto Rico. Check the website for suggested family-friendly hikes and a printable brochure explaining the history of the forest. Before you head to El Yunque National Forest, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly El Yunque National Forest planning tool, to make sure you see all that El Yunque National Forest has to offer, including El Yunque Rain Forest.
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  • Beautiful and special place in Puerto Rico. This was my first time in a rainforest and it was really amazing. The ferns and foilage looked fake. Lots of trails are still closed, but what was open...  more »
  • What an incredible day to spend in this beautiful rain forest! It was raining when we first got there which made the experience even more unique. We got to hike “in the clouds” and see some beautiful....  more »
  • I have been coming here since I was a kid... I love it so much, I now live here. Amazing trails, great axces, lots of waterfalls. It's an amazing experience for kids... Federal government could do a better job with the roads, but that's not the forest fault.... Lots of places to eat and see in the surrounding area...
  • This had to be my favorite experience visiting Puerto Rico. So many different trails to follow leading to historic sites, amazing waterfalls, or spectacular views. Bring some good shoes though. The hikes up can be painful if you dont have appropriate footwear, but you'll be too busy enjoying the sites to even notice 😍

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