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El Yunque National Forest — Contact Us


In Case of an Emergency:

If you are in need of emergency assistance while in the Forest, dial 9-1-1. 

Other Important Numbers:

  • Rio Grande State Police: 787-888-2020
  • Rio Grande Municipal Police: 787-887-5710, 5715
  • Emergency Management of Rio Grande: 787-888-5590
  • Forest Service Law Enforcement & Investigation Tip Line (observed law/rule violations): 787-888-5675


Contact El Yunque National Forest:

Telephone: (787) 888-1880. Call us on either of these numbers (between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Atlantic Standard Time). Our administrative offices are closed daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you call us during the evening or on weekends or federal holidays when our office is closed, you will hear a recorded message containing useful information about the El Yunque National Forest.  


Fax number: (787) 888-5685. (Our fax number is currently out of order after the hurricanes).  Use the fax number if you need to send us a document, a completed form,  or to contact us for some reason and you don’t have access to a computer.


Postal Address: Write us at our postal address if you don’t have e-mail or Fax capability and you would like Maria to send you information.

USDA Forest Service

El Yunque National Forest

HC-01, Box 13490

Rio Grande, PR 00745-9625

Attn: Maria Bartolomey


Email Us:

  • Visitor information: email
  • General and/or Websites Comments: Use this address to send us your comments, questions or suggestions to the Public Affairs Officer email
  • Report a Rabid or Aggressive Animal: email


Hours of Operation

Please Note: Occasionally the forest is closed for weather or safety reasons.   Monitor any special alerts or our social media for up-to-date information on forest status.

Open Daily (closed on Christmas Day only)

  • The Forest: 8:00 am – 5:00pm (the Gate at La Coca Falls closes at 5:00pm promptly)
  • Supervisor’s Office: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 11:30 am; 12:30 pm – 4:30pm – Closed on weekends and federal holidays


En Caso de Emergencia

Si necesita asistencia para una emergencia mientras esta en el Bosque, llama a 9-1-1. 

Otros Números Importantes:

  • Policía Estatal Río Grande: 787-888-2020
  • Policía Municipal Río Grande: 787-887-5710, 5715
  • Manejo de Emergencía de Río Grande: 787-888-5590
  • Para comunicarse con la división  de Investigaciones y Orden Público del Servicio Forestal llame al: 787 888 5675 (oficina)


Contacte al Bosque Nacional El Yunque:

Teléfono: (787) 888-1880 (8:00 am — 4:30 pm, hora estándar del Atlántico). Nuestras oficinas administrativas están cerradas diariamente de 11:30 a.m. hasta 12:30 p.m. Si nos llama en la noche, los fines de semana o los días feriados federales, escuchará un mensaje grabado que tiene información útil acerca del Bosque Nacional El Yunque.


Número de fax: (787) 888-5685. (Nuestro número de fax está actualmente fuera de servicio después de los huracanes). Use el número de fax si necesita enviarnos un documento, un formulario completo o contactarnos por algún motivo y no tiene acceso a una computadora.


Dirección postal: Escríbanos a nuestra dirección postal si no tiene capacidad de correo electrónico o fax y desea que Maria le envíe información.

Servicio Forestal del USDA

Bosque Nacional El Yunque

HC-01, caja 13490

Rio Grande, PR 00745-9625

Atención: Maria Bartolomey


Envíanos un correo electrónico:

  • Comentarios y preguntas generales y / o de sitios web a la Oficial de Asuntos Públicos: Enviar un correo electrónico
  • Información del visitante:  Enviar un correo electrónico
  • Reporte un animal rabioso o agresivo: Enviar un correo electrónico

Horas de Operación  

Por favor notar: Ocasionalmente el bosque está cerrado por razones climáticas o de seguridad. Presta atención a las alertas especiales o nuestras redes sociales para obtener información actualizada sobre el estado del bosque.

Abierto todos los días (cerrado solo el día de Navidad)

  • El Bosque: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (El Portón de las Cascada La Coca cierra a las 5:00 pm puntualmente)
  • Oficina del Supervisor: de lunes a viernes, de 8:00 a.m. a 11:30 a.m., 12:30 pm — 4:30 pm — Cerrado los fines de semana y feriados federales

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Alerts & Warnings

  • El Yunque is partially open after Hurrican Fiona

  • El Yunque reabre parcialmente tras el huracán Fiona

  • Cierre debido a tormenta tropical / Closure due to tropical storm

  • Partial closure for emergency work on PR-186

  • Cierre parcial por trabajos de emergencia en la PR-186

  • Bisley Road/Trail closed for construction works

  • Carretera/Vereda Bisley cerradas por trabajos de construcción

  • Rd 9938 Repairs — Closed to Vehicles / Pedestrian Access to Mt. Britton Trail

  • Reparaciones en Rd 9938 — Cerrado a vehículos / Acceso peatonal a Mt Britton

  • Main Recreation Area Open by Reservation

  • Principal Área Recreativa Abierta Por Reservación

  • COVID-19

  • Un tramo de la vereda El Yunque permanecerá cerrado al público por reparaciones

  • A section of El Yunque Trail to El Yunque Peak Closed for Repairs

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El Yunque National Forest — Maps & Publications



El Yunque National Forest continues to work towards becoming a completely digital–based (paper-free) forest! Below are links to digital formats of many of our old and current maps and publications and various resources that can be accessed digitally:


Current Maps:

Road 191 North 

La Mina Recreation Area

Road 186

El Toro Scenic Byway


Mobile App:

Download the El Yunque NF app to have access to the latest maps and trail maps!  The native app can be used in the forest when there is no cellular service. Click HERE to learn more.


El Yunque Atlas:

El Yunque National Forest Atlas is a collaborative effort by the International Institute of Tropical Forestry and El Yunque National Forest to provide up to-date maps and analyses of spatial information. Click the image to view in PDF format.



Publications from the Archive:

  • A History of Caring for the Land
  • Camping on the El Yunque National Forest (no camping is currently available)
  • Enjoying the Rain Forest (bilingual)
  • El Toro Wilderness
  • El Yunque in a Nutshell
  • El Yunque National Forest
  • The Coquis of El Yunque (bilingual)
  • A Summary of Forest Types (bilingual)
  • Shrimp of the El Yunque National Forest
  • The Cloud Forest of the El Yunque National Forest
  • The Iguaca, Puerto Rican Parrot
  • Toward a Sustainable Future
  • Bats of El Yunque and Puerto Rico (bilingual)
  • Cultural Resources of El Yunque


¡El Bosque Nacional El Yunque continúa trabajando para convertirse en un bosque completamente digital (sin papel)! A continuación hay enlaces a formatos digitales de muchos de nuestros mapas y publicaciones antiguas y actuales y varios recursos a los que se puede acceder digitalmente:


Mapas Actuales:

Carr. 191 Norte

Área Recreativa La Mina

Carr. 186

Ruta Escénica Pico del Toro


Aplicación movil:

¡Descarga la aplicación El Yunque NF para tener acceso a los últimos mapas del bosque y las veredas! La aplicación nativa se puede usar en el bosque cuando no hay servicio celular. Haga clic AQUÍ para saber más.


El Atlas

Esta publicación es un esfuerzo colaborativo entre el Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical y el Bosque Nacional El Yunque para proveer mapas y análisis de información espacial actualizados. Haga clic sobre la imagen para ver en formato PDF.



Publicaciones del Archivo:

  • Area Silvestre El Toro
  • Bosque Nacional El Yunque
  • El Agua y las Cuencas Hidrográficas
  • El Bosque de Nubes del Bosque Nacional El Yunque
  • El Reciclaje
  • Hacia un Futuro Sostenable
  • La Historia del Cuido de la Tierra
  • La iguaca, Cotorra Puertorriqueña
  • La Aguas de El Yunque y de Puerto Rico
  • Los Camarones del Bosque Nacional El Yunque
  • Los Coquíes de El Yunque (bilingüe)
  • Resumen de Tipos de Bosque (bilingüe)
  • Los Murciélagos de El Yunque y de Puerto Rico (bilingüe)
  • Disfrutando del Bosque Tropical
  • Recursos Culturales del Bosque Nacional El Yunque

Puerto Rico Ecotourism • Caribbean

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Puerto Rico | Tourists

If you look carefully, you can find on the world map a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea — Puerto Rico , however, for all lovers of eco-tourism, as well as connoisseurs of ancient cultural , unique nature, ancient architecture and exotic, amazing landscape.

The largest city located on the island is San Juan , with a population of almost half a million people. Founded back in 1521 by the Spanish conquistadors, it has preserved a huge number of architectural monuments of that time, including the most famous: Fort El Morro, Fort San Cristobal, and La Fortaleza, the largest and most beautiful old mansion on both American continents.

In addition to San Juan, where one third of the population of Puerto Rico lives, there are many more amazing things on the island! Despite the fact that the island itself is small, its geographical features, nature and climate are extremely diverse, which explains the amazing richness of its flora and fauna.

Puerto Rico’s eco-tourism is unforgettable thanks to the island’s four distinct and unique ecosystems.

El Junge National Park

El Junge is one of the few rainforests left in the Caribbean. The most beautiful forest landscapes of El Yunque are decorated with picturesque waterfalls, and in the foggy forests, among giant ferns, tourists can enjoy the magnificent flowers of orange bromeliads. Endangered species of animals live here, for example, the coca leaf frog — the symbol of the island of Puerto Rico.

From a bird’s eye view, the forest slopes of El Yunque seem to be covered with a silver veil. This effect occurs due to the leaves of cecropia. Since the devastating Hurricane Hugo swept through the island, this type of tree has grown rapidly in the damaged areas, giving the National Park a special charm. In total, in the unique rainforest of El Yunque, there are 225 species of trees, approximately 50 species of orchids and as many as 100 species of ferns — thanks to this, the park is a Biosphere Reserve under the protection of the UN.

Guanica Biosphere Reserve

There is probably no more than one percent of the world’s tropical dry forests left on the globe. And it is precisely such a forest reserve that grows a few hours from El Yunque. The reserve has sheltered most of the birds that live only in Puerto Rico and about 750 species of plants, of which seven species are on the verge of extinction.

In the forest you can enjoy the spectacle of exotic butterflies and tiny hummingbirds flocking to exotic flowers. And along the edge of the forest stretches a sandy strip, where green and leatherback turtles lay their eggs.

Coral forests and mangroves

The so-called mangroves grow along the coast of the Guanica Reserve. Due to the absence of agricultural and industrial effluents, these amazing plants have survived to this day in their original form since the conquest of this island by the Spaniards.

Another amazing feature that fascinates tourists so much is the luminous bays that stretch out around the mangroves. Due to the fact that many phosphorescent microorganisms live in the water, with the slightest movement around objects moving in the water, a radiant blue-green halo is formed.

The offshore coral reefs can be an excellent place for diving. Since several sandbanks and coastal coral reefs have been taken under protection by the government of the island, these exotic corners have been saved from plunder by poachers.

Despite the fact that Puerto Rico did not impress Columbus, who was looking for gold here, the numerous natural resources of the island for modern tourists are real wealth, which is no less valuable than precious metals for Spanish navigators during the Conquest.

Puerto Rico EN – hae day 🙂

  • Organization name: Hereditary Angioedema Association of the USA.
  • Total 10,000 members as of Jan 2021, 103 (association registration pending), 103 members in Puerto Rico.
  • Name of approved treatments for HAE:
    • Berinert
    • Synriz
    • Firazyr
    • Calbitor
    • Ruconest
    • Takhzyro
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  1. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States.
  2. The currency used in Puerto Rico is the US dollar.
  3. El Yunque is the only rainforest in the US forest system located in Puerto Rico. The forest receives over 120 inches of rain each year.
  4. Its main tourist attractions are the local food, crystal white beaches and Old San Juan, the city with its Spanish period buildings including the El Morro and San Cristobal forts that protected Puerto Rico from ships in the middle of the last century. .
What positive changes have occurred for people with HAE in your country from 2012 to the present?

Positive developments for people with HAE in the US 2012–present:

  1. People with HAE now have access to 8 FDA-approved medications, including the recently approved (December 2020) oral kallikrein inhibitor. In Puerto Rico, 6 out of 8 treatments are available to patients.
  2. Establishment of the US HAEA Angioedema Center at the University of California, San Diego, an institution dedicated to advanced research and implementation of best practice in the treatment of HAE in the US and Puerto Rico.
  3. Establishment of the Pam King HAEA Scholarship Program for people with HAE for higher education.

HAEA-supported publications in peer-reviewed medical journals

  • HAEA / HAEi Health Economics Study. Demonstrating the high cost and quality of life of treating HAE with on-demand therapy alone, and the value of new HAE subcutaneous prophylactic agents in improving quality of life.
  • Hereditary angioedema Primer. 14 peer-reviewed articles on vital NAO topics.
  • 2020 US HAEA Medical Advisory Guidelines for the Treatment of Hereditary Angioedema. Provide the US medical community with a comprehensive scientific review of HAE in all its forms (type I, type II, and normal C1-inhibitor HAE) and suggest best practices that emphasize the importance of the patient’s voice in determining the optimal treatment approach.
  • US HAEA and UCSD Study of COVID-19 Angioedema Center (1,400 participants — presented in a peer-reviewed medical journal). The study is designed to 1) help determine whether people with HAE are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or, if they are infected with the virus, whether they are exhibiting symptoms different from those seen in the general population, and 2) to provide data on the effect, if any, of HAE drugs on susceptibility or course of COVID-19 infection.
  • HAEA study on reimbursement issues faced by people with HAE. HAEA has completed a major research initiative to help people with HAE and healthcare providers get reimbursed for their HAE medications. We conducted surveys among 1) people with HAE and 2) insurance professionals in doctors’ offices who apply for HAE drug insurance. We also interviewed health insurance providers to better understand their views on HAE drug coverage.

HAEA sends guides to people with HAE and doctors to help them navigate the complex insurance process.

  • HAEA continues to invest in HAO research with a conventional C1 inhibitor. HAEA supports important members of our community who suffer from edema that is not caused by C1 inhibitor deficiency. Scientists at UC San Francisco’s HAEA Center for Angioedema continue to search for genetic causes and biomarkers that define HAE with a normal C1 inhibitor. In addition, we now have internal testing of 5 genes that are thought to be involved.
What is the biggest achievement for people with HAE in your country from 2012 to date?

The biggest achievement for people with HAE in the US and Puerto Rico is the approval of 8 different self-administered treatments for HAE to prevent and treat attacks.

The USWEA is more committed than ever to the fundamental principle that has always guided us to help every HAE patient lead a life free of HAE. As a HAE community, we have made great strides in the past 10 years, but vital work lies ahead. Moving forward, we must protect access to currently available treatments for HAE while advancing research that will provide our children and future generations with even better treatment options.

What resource, event or activity organized for people with HAE in your country from 2012 to present are you most proud of?
  1. HAEA Patient Summit events in the USA.
  2. The Brady Club is an international children’s club for young people with HAE and their siblings.
  3. HAEA Children’s Book Series and Quarterly Interactive Activity Books.
  4. Establishment of the US HAEA Angioedema Center at UC San Diego.
  5. HAEA Treatment Training Webinar Series.
  6. Pam King HAEA Scholarship Program.
  7. Capitol Hill Day.
  8. Advocating for bills among Puerto Rican legislators that benefit the HAE community in Puerto Rico.
  9. Support groups have been established to help people with HAE deal with emotional and physical problems.
  10. Successful kit for participation in 7 clinical trials.
  11. Market research.
  12. HAEA Meet & Greet.
What support/resources did you use from HAEi? What has HAEI helped you achieve?
  1. Collaboration with HAEi Youngster Community and Brady Club.
  2. Included HAEi Leaders in 2019 HAEA USA National Summit.
  3. Active participant of the Global Conference.
  4. Cross collaboration in social networks.
  5. HAEi will present a Global Perspective on Access to Medicines at the HAEA 2021 Virtual Summit Series in the USA.
  6. HAEi RPA for Puerto Rico is working with doctors to help get laws approved to help patients without private health plans access treatment.
Your next step… What do you want to achieve for people with HAE in your country by 2030?

By 2030, we want people with HAE to have unlimited access to affordable, modern HAE treatments so they can enjoy life to the fullest and manage their HAE effectively.

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