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  • Address: Puerto Rico
  • Hours: Daily 7:30am–6pm
  • Admission: US$3

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El Yunque Rainforest Tours

The El Yunque Rainforest is the only tropical rain forest under the protection of the US Forest Service and also the largest nature reserve in densely populated Puerto Rico. The site 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 mongoose, non-venomous snakes, the rare Puerto Rican parrot, and the Coqui frog, whose distinctive croak provides El Yunque's soundtrack.

The Basics
The 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 that will take you past such sights as the 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 on the reserve's many hiking trails (Big Tree trail is a favorite).
  • Wear hiking boots and comfortable clothing; flip flops are not recommended.
  • Consider bringing a bathing suit for a dip in the falls.
  • Hiking trails are not handicap accessible.
  • Popular combination tours include a kayaking trip on the nearby bioluminescent bay and a visit to Luquillo Beach.

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.

When to Get There
El Yunque is an easy half-day trip from Old San Juan. There is 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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El Yunque Rain Forest Nature Walk and Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking Combo Tour, San Juan, null
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El Yunque Rain Forest Nature Walk and Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 130 Reviews

If you're looking for an active way to experience Puerto Rico's native environment, take advantage of this combo adventure from San Juan! It includes a nature ...  Read more

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

From USD $165.00
El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour, San Juan, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Feeling adventurous? Dare to go on an off the beaten path discovery of El Yunque National Forest Park. Get to explore areas of the forest less known to locals ...  Read more

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

From USD $99.00
Full-Day Rainforest and Waterfall Adventure from San Juan, San Juan, Hiking & Camping
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Full-Day Rainforest and Waterfall Adventure from San Juan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September of this year, closing some of our most beautiful and unique places to visit but adding and opening up others. The ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.00
El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour, San Juan, Nature & Wildlife
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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Take time to escape to heaven on Earth in this half day tour, and let the natural beauty of El Yunque Rainforest captivate you with its lush green vegetation, ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00
El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Adventure, San Juan, Half-day Tours
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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

If you are looking for an extreme adventure and hike thru less known areas of El Yunque Rainforest, this is the one for you!  You will get to explore many ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00
El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour, San Juan, Day Trips
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El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 Reviews

Post hurricane Irma & Maria (2017) notice: Most of the popularly known trails remain closed until further notice.  Our tour route has been ...  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 7 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 $225.00
Small-Group El Yunque Rainforest Day Trip from San Juan, San Juan, Ziplines
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Small-Group El Yunque Rainforest Day Trip from San Juan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 54 Reviews

We take you off the beaten path with a small group (4-11 people) to enjoy the majestic rainforest and taste the local cuisine of this enchanted island. Book ...  Read more

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

From USD $119.00
El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay All-Day Tour, San Juan, Full-day Tours
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El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay All-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Rainforest and Biobay combo tour experience two of Puerto Rico's most famous attractions in one tour during this full-day adventure. Visit the El Yunque ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.00
El Yunque Rainforest from San Juan, San Juan, Day Trips
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El Yunque Rainforest from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 114 Reviews

. Sit back and relax on this leisurely trip to the El Yunque   Rainforest the only subtropical rainforest in the United States Forest Service.  The forest ...  Read more

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

From USD $77.44

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