El yunque puerto rico direccion: El Yunque National Forest — About the Forest

El Yunque National Forest — About the Forest

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Driving Directions to the Main Entrance to the Forest on Road PR 191 North in Rio Grande:

From the Airport/San Juan:

  • Enter the Román Baldorioty de Castro highway (PR-26) toward the east.
  • The highway will merge into highway PR-66 (toll road).
  • Continue on PR-66 until it ends and turn right onto PR-3 East.
  • Stay on PR-3 for approximately 6.3 km.
  • After entering Rio Grande, you will turn right at the light onto Calle Principal (PR-955).
  • Take your first left onto PR-191 to continue to the forest.
  • Continue on 191 up the mountain until you reach the entrance sign for El Yunque National Forest.

 

GPS Coordinates: 

Main Entrance: 18.3395914,-65.7642072

 

 

Driving Direction to the South Entrance of the Forest on Road 191 South in Naguabo:

Please note that there was a landslide in the 1970’s that permanently disconnected the two parts of road 191.   To reach the southern side, you must drive all the way around the forest.

Driving directions from the Fajardo area:

  • Continue on Route 3 east and continue on to Highway 53 (toll road)
  • Take the exit for Route 31 west (exit #22 for Rio Blanco).
  • Follow Route 31 to Route 191.

 

GPS Coordinates:

18.267429, -65.795014

 

Driving Directions to the Main Entrance to the El Verde 186 area in Rio Grande:

From the Airport/San Juan:

  • Enter the Román Baldorioty de Castro highway (PR-26) toward the east.
  • The highway will merge into highway PR-66 (toll road).
  • Continue on PR-66 until it ends and turn right onto PR-3 East.
  • Take your 1st right onto Road 186 at El Verde and continue this road.

 

GPS Coordinates:

18. 339163, -65.825183

 


Direcciones para llegar a la entrada principal al bosque en Road PR 191 North en Rio Grande:

Desde el aeropuerto / San Juan:

  • Ingrese a la carretera Román Baldorioty de Castro (PR-26) hacia el este.
  • La carretera se unirá con la carretera PR-66 (carretera de peaje).
  • Continúe por la PR-66 hasta que termine y sigue a la derecha en la PR-3 Este.
  • Manténgase en la PR-3 durante aproximadamente 6.3 km.
  • Después de ingresar a Río Grande, siga a la derecha en la Calle Principal (PR-955).
  • Tome la primera a la izquierda en la PR-191 para continuar hacia el bosque.
  • Continúe por 191 hasta la montaña hasta llegar a la señal de entrada al Bosque Nacional El Yunque.

 

Coordenadas GPS:

Entrada principal: 18.3395914, -65.7642072

 

Dirección de manejo hacia la entrada sur del bosque en la carretera 191 sur en Naguabo:

Por favor Notar: Hubo un deslizamiento de tierra en la década de 1970 que desconectó permanentemente las dos partes de la carretera 191. Para llegar al lado sur, debe conducir todo el camino alrededor del bosque.

  • Direcciones de manejo desde el área de Fajardo:
  • Continúe por la ruta 3 hacia el este y continúe hasta la autopista 53 (carretera de peaje).
  • Tome la salida de la Ruta 31 oeste (salida # 22 para Río Blanco).
  • Siga la ruta 31 a la ruta 191.

 

Coordenadas GPS:

18.267429, -65.795014

 

Instrucciones para llegar a la entrada principal de la zona de El Verde 186 en Río Grande:

Desde el aeropuerto / San Juan:

  • Ingrese a la carretera Román Baldorioty de Castro (PR-26) hacia el este.
  • La carretera se unirá con la carretera PR-66 (carretera de peaje).
  • Continúe por la PR-66 hasta que termine y gire a la derecha en la PR-3 Este.
  • Tome su primera a la derecha en la carretera 186 en El Verde y continúe por esta carretera.

 

Coordenadas GPS:

18.339163, -65.825183

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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Reservaciones Para El Yunque / El Yunque Reservations, El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest

NOTA: Comenzando el 20 de diciembre del 2021 se requerirá un boleto de reservación para acceso al Área Recreativa de La Mina (El Yunque).

• Cualquiera que haya hecho una reservación para esas fechas aún podrá acceder al Área Recreativa La Mina.

CADA RESERVACION ES POR VEHICULO, NO POR PERSONA. Cada vehículo que vaya a entrar en el Área Recreativa La Mina (comenzando en la Cascada La Coca KM 8.1 PR 191) necesitará un boleto válido para la fecha de entrada.  

NOTE: Restarting on December 20, 2021 a valid reservation ticket will be required to access the La Mina Recreation Area (El Yunque). 

• Anyone that made a reservation for those dates will still be able to access the La Mina Recreation Area.

RESERVATION IS PER VEHICLE, NOT PER PERSON. Each vehicle entering the La Mina Recreation Area (starting at La Coca Falls KM 8.1 PR 191) will need a valid ticket for the date of entry.

El Bosque Nacional El Yunque, ubicado en Puerto Rico, es el único bosque tropical lluvioso en el Sistema de Bosques Nacionales de los Estados Unidos. Se diferencia de los demás bosques nacionales por su clima tropical durante todo el año, y su inmensa biodiversidad.  

Estas montañas son cuna de algunas de las mejores oportunidades de recreación en la isla. Se puede llegar a torres de observación, cascadas, al bosque de nubes y ríos desde el Area Recreativa La Mina. 

Puede visitar El Yunque durante todo el año, excepto el 25 de diciembre, o durante días donde las condiciones del tiempo no lo permitan, por su seguridad.   

Located on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, the El Yunque National Forest is the sole tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. It differs significantly from all the other U.S. National Forests because of its year-round tropical climate and immense biodiversity. 

These mountains are home to some of the best recreation opportunities on the island. Observation towers, waterfalls, the cloud forest and refreshing rivers are all accessible from the La Mina Recreation Area. 

El Yunque is a year round destination. The forest is closed on December 25th and during extreme weather or other significant natural events.    

NOTA: Comenzando el 20 de diciembre del 2021 se requerirá un boleto de reservación para acceso al Área Recreativa de La Mina (El Yunque).

• Cualquiera que haya hecho una reservación para esas fechas aún podrá acceder al Área Recreativa La Mina.

CADA RESERVACION ES POR VEHICULO, NO POR PERSONA. Cada vehículo que vaya a entrar en el Área Recreativa La Mina (comenzando en la Cascada La Coca KM 8.1 PR 191) necesitará un boleto válido para la fecha de entrada.  

NOTE: Restarting on December 20, 2021 a valid reservation ticket will be required to access the La Mina Recreation Area (El Yunque). 

• Anyone that made a reservation for those dates will still be able to access the La Mina Recreation Area.

RESERVATION IS PER VEHICLE, NOT PER PERSON. Each vehicle entering the La Mina Recreation Area (starting at La Coca Falls KM 8.1 PR 191) will need a valid ticket for the date of entry.

El Bosque Nacional El Yunque, ubicado en Puerto Rico, es el único bosque tropical lluvioso en el Sistema de Bosques Nacionales de los Estados Unidos. Se diferencia de los demás bosques nacionales por su clima tropical durante todo el año, y su inmensa biodiversidad. 

Estas montañas son cuna de algunas de las mejores oportunidades de recreación en la isla. Se puede llegar a torres de observación, cascadas, al bosque de nubes y ríos desde el Area Recreativa La Mina. 

Puede visitar El Yunque durante todo el año, excepto el 25 de diciembre, o durante días donde las condiciones del tiempo no lo permitan, por su seguridad.   

Located on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, the El Yunque National Forest is the sole tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. It differs significantly from all the other U.S. National Forests because of its year-round tropical climate and immense biodiversity. 

These mountains are home to some of the best recreation opportunities on the island. Observation towers, waterfalls, the cloud forest and refreshing rivers are all accessible from the La Mina Recreation Area.  

El Yunque is a year round destination. The forest is closed on December 25th and during extreme weather or other significant natural events.   

Notifications and Alerts

  • El Yunque main recreational areas in Río Grande will reopen to the public starting Monday, October 10, 2022. This is a partial opening and not all trails will be available. The open trails in the corridor of PR 191 north will be: Mt. Britton, Mt. Britton Spur, La Roca, Los Picachos, La Coca (until the second creek), Caimitillo and Juan Diego. Recreational areas that will reopen are the Yokahú Tower, Baño Grande and Baño de Oro. 

     

    The El Toro trail is now open to the public from the trailhead to El Toro Peak. Currently, the only access to the trail is through the PR186 road (Río Grande – Canóvanas), using the 956 as a detour, due to the construction in the area.    

     

    The restrooms at Palo Colorado Station such as the store operated by Para la Naturaleza and the interpretive tours offered by this organization are available.   

     

    The Palma de Sierra picnic area and food concessionaire are open.     

    El Portal de El Yunque Visitor Center is also open from 9am-5pm.  

     

    Las áreas recreativas principales de El Yunque, en Río Grande, reabrirán al público, a partir del lunes, 10 de octubre de 2022. La apertura es parcial; no todas las veredas estarán disponibles. Las veredas que estarán abiertas en el corredor de la PR 191 norte son: Mt. Britton, Mt. Britton Spur, La Roca, Los Picachos, La Coca (hasta el segundo arroyo), Caimitillo y Juan Diego. Igualmente, reabrirán áreas recreativas como: Torre Yokahú, Baño Grande y Baño de Oro.

     

    La vereda El Toro ya está abierta al público desde el punto de comienzo hasta Pico El Toro. El único acceso a la vereda, actualmente, es a través de la carretera PR186 (Río Grande – Canóvanas), tomando el desvío por la PR 956, debido a trabajos de construcción en el área.       

     

    Los baños de la estación Palo Colorado, al igual que la tiendita operada por Para la Naturaleza y los recorridos interpretativos que ofrece esta organización estarán disponibles.      

    El área de picnic Palma de Sierra y el concesionario de comida están abiertos.   

     

    El centro de visitantes El Portal de El Yunque también estára abierto de 9am-5pm.

Need to Know

  • Instrucciones Sobre los Boletos / Ticket Instructions

    Se requerirá reservaciones una vez más para ingresar al Área Recreativa de La Mina comenzando el 20 de diciembre de 2021.

    • Solo los poseedores de boletos válidos tendrán acceso al Área Recreativa comenzando el 20 de diciembre de 2021.
    • Los boletos estarán disponibles para los períodos de la mañana o de la tarde.
    • Aquellos que tengan boletos programados para acceder al Área Recreativa durante el horario de la mañana solo podrán ingresar entre las 8:00 a.m. (0800) y las 1100 a.m. (1100).
    • Aquellos que tengan boletos programados para acceder al Área Recreativa durante el horario de la tarde solo podrán ingresar entre las 11:00 a. m. (1100) y 2:00 p.m. (1500). 
    • El boleto les brinda acceso al Área Recreativa hasta las 5:00 p.m. (1700).
    • El portón de entrada al Área Recreativa cierra a las 3:00 p.m. (1500).

    Reservations will be once more required to enter La Mina Recreation Area starting on December 20, 2021. 

    • Only valid ticket holders will be granted access to the Recreation Area from December 20, 2021 on. 
    • Tickets will be available for either the morning or the afternoon periods.
    • Holders of tickets scheduled to access the Recreation Area during the morning slot will only be able to enter between 8:00 a.m. (0800) and 1100 a.m. (1100).
    • Holders of tickets scheduled to access the Recreation Area during the afternoon slotwill only be able to enter between 11:00 a.m. (1100) and 2:00 p.m. (1500). 
    • Ticket gives you access to the Recreation Area until 5:00 p.m. (1700).
    • Gate entry to the Recreation Area closes at 3:00 p. m. (1500).
  • Horas de funcionamiento / Operating hours

    El Área Recreativa de La Mina está abierta entre las 8:00 a.m. (0800) y las 5:00 p.m. (1700).

    Todos los visitantes deben abandonar el área recreativa (incluyendo las veredas y las áreas de estacionamiento) antes de las 5:00 pm o pueden ser multados.

    The La Mina Recreation Area is open between 8:00 a.m. (0800) and 5:00 p.m. (1700).

    All visitors must leave the Recreation Area (including trails and parking areas) before 5:00 pm or may be fined.

  • Salud Pública / Public Health

    Todas las personas deben seguir las directrices de seguridad y salud pública. 

    Visitors must follow safety and public health rules.

  • Aviso Sobre las Condiciones del Tiempo / Weather Advisory

    Las lluvias torrenciales son posibles aún cuando no estén en los pronósticos del área. Las inundaciones repentinas ocurren con frecuencia.

    Rain is very likely even when not in area forecasts. Flash flooding occurs regularly.

  • Aplicaciones en Línea para Reservar Viajes / Social Ridesharing Apps

    Las aplicaciones en línea para reservar viajes privados o compartidos no están autorizadas a operar en El Yunque.

    There are no social ridesharing companies permitted to operate on El Yunque.

  • Salud y Seguridad / Health and Safety

    El portón en la PR191 se puede cerrar cuando se alcanza la capacidad o si hay probabilidad de inundaciones repentinas. 

    Entry on PR191 may close when capacity is reached or during flash flood potential.

  • Preparación / Preparedness

    El bosque está reconstruyendo el sistema de agua, no hay agua potable disponible. Debe traer agua para su consumo, o puede comprarla en los concesionarios autorizados.

    There is not publicly available potable water. You must bring your own or purchase at authorized concessions.

    La alta humedad y el sol tropical pueden causar deshidratación. Traiga suficientes suministros y agua para sustentarse durante un día, o puede comprarlo en los concesionarios autorizados. 

    High humidity and tropical heat may cause dehidration. Bring enough water and supplies to sustain yourself for a full day or purchase at authorized concessions.

  • Drones / Drones

    El uso de drones no esta permitido en la mayoría de las áreas, incluyendo el Area Recreativa La Mina.

    Most areas, including the La Mina Recreation Area, are no drone zones.

  • Estacionamiento / Parking

    Estacione solo en las áreas designadas. La regulación es estricta para mantener el acceso en las carreteras estrechas.

    Park only in designated spaces. Strict enforcement keeps the narrow roads open.

  • No se Acepta Moneda Extranjera / Foreign Currency Not Accepted

    Recreation. gov no acepta pagos de cuentas bancarias extranjeras o cheques de viajero.

    Recreation.gov does not accept payment from foreign bank accounts or travelers’ checks.

Booking Windows

Ventana para Reservar

  • Los boletos estarán disponibles con 30 días de anticipación a partir de las 10:00 a.m. ET (Estados Unidos) mientras duren. Ejemplo: El 1 de junio, los boletos estarán disponibles para el 1 de julio.
  • Otra cantidad de boletos estará disponible 24 horas antes a partir de las 8:00 a.m. de cada día mientras duren. Ejemplo: El 30 de julio estos boletos estarán disponibles para el 31 de julio.

Booking Window

  • Tickets are available 30-days in advance of the entry date at 10 a.m. ET on a rolling daily window. Example: On June 1, tickets will be available for July 1st.
  • An additional number of tickets will be available 24 hours in advance, starting at 8:00 a. m. of each day while they last. Example: On July 30 these tickets will be available for July 31.

Changes and Cancellations

Tarifa por Servicio de Reservación: La tarifa por reservación es de $2, no reembolsables. 

Reservation Service Fee: There is a $2 nonrefundable per ticket reservation fee.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

HC-01, BOX 13490 Rio Grande 00745

Phone Number

787-888-1880

Available Tours and Tickets

  • Boleto De ReservaciÓN Programado / Timed Reservation Ticket

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Ten reasons to go to Puerto Rico

Anastasia Kitsul, Honorary Consul of Russia in Puerto Rico, President of Rutrex Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a wonderful island in the Caribbean. The magic word «Caribbean» immediately conjures up a snow-white beach, palm trees on the shore and the turquoise expanse of the sea. In a word, paradise! Details about this exotic country are told by Anastasia Kitsul, Honorary Consul of Russia in Puerto Rico, President of the Rutrex Puerto Rico travel company. She came to the island 15 years ago.

— Anastasia, what is special about Puerto Rico?

-Discovered by the Spaniards, the island is administered by the United States and is a fusion of American, Spanish, African and Native American cultures. On the one hand, this ensures security and order, on the other hand, it gives Puerto Rico an indescribable flavor, so appreciated by tourists. Russians are treated very well here, since the inhabitants of the island, for objective reasons, remained aloof from the Cold War: they treat Russia kindly and with great curiosity.

-When does the swimming season open on the island?

— Puerto Rico is a year-round beach holiday destination. Even in Miami it is cold to swim in February, but here the water temperature is always above +25°C. In January it is +25°C, by August it rises to +28°C, and in December it drops to +27°C. This is the ideal temperature for swimming. Tourists from all over the world come to relax on local beaches — and there are more than 250 of them.

— What do you have in your arsenal besides beaches and the sea?

— There is a huge number of cultural and historical sights, carefully preserved by the local intelligentsia and the government. I have been living on the island for more than 15 years, but I am constantly discovering something new. San Juan is not only the oldest city in Puerto Rico, but also the oldest city founded by Europeans in the United States. It’s even older than St. Augustine, Florida. This is a real open-air museum, keeping 500 years of history only from the time of Christopher Columbus.

-Are there any unique natural masterpieces?

-Puerto Rico is just a magnificent nature. Here are such rare natural formations as bays with luminescent water and a dry cactus forest. Tourists are organized enchanting night kayaking trips through the bays with glowing water and tours through the rainforests — this is a real adventure! This is only possible in Puerto Rico. Natural hits are the El Yunque National Reserve and the Orchid and Helicon Garden.

-How safe is the country?

— American laws here. Solo travelers can safely rent a car and drive around the island — the roads are orderly, unlike many islands in the Caribbean. The country has very friendly and benevolent people who, if necessary, will always provide assistance.

-Tourism and shopping are almost parallel concepts. Does it make sense to go shopping in Puerto Rico?

-The island is often called the Caribbean capital of shopping — in San Juan there are huge modern shopping centers, where even residents of the surrounding islands come to shop. Here is the «Plaza Las Americas» — the largest shopping center in the Caribbean.

-Can Puerto Rico be called a «delicious» country?

— Of course! There are national gastronomic «highlights» here, which were inherited from the Taino Indians, who once inhabited the island. Tainian, African and Spanish culinary traditions, over which local lovers of good food conjured for five centuries, gave the island its unique gastronomic “I”. It has been proven in practice that Russians like the local cuisine, which, by the way, is characterized by the use of a large number of roots. This is the local highlight. You can buy great coffee on the island. At one time, it was even delivered to the Vatican.

-What can you do in your free time from beaches and excursions?

-There is a very rich musical life here. The assortment has everything — salsa, merengue, variety, classic. International classical music festivals are regularly held. Some of them last for 5-6 weeks! Spivakov and Olga Kern performed in Puerto Rico. Frequent guests on the island are Shakira, Madonna, Ricky Martin and other world stars.

-Where do tourists come from and why?

-Most tourists come from the USA. In recent years, more and more Canadians and Europeans.

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