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El Yunque National Forest — About the Forest



Located on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico in the Greater Antilles group, the El Yunque National Forest is the sole tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System. The forest’s relatively small 28,516 acre size belies its importance. It differs significantly from all the other U.S. National Forests because of its year-round tropical climate and immense biodiversity.


The rugged Luquillo Mountains that rise to 3,533 ft. above sea level comprise most of the forest land. Their steep slopes can sometimes receive rainfall of over 200 inches (508 centimeters) per year at higher elevations. Caressed by gentle easterly winds the forest has an average temperature of 73° F (21° C), and seasonal changes are almost imperceptible. It is the ideal climate for exuberant tropical vegetation. The rain forest is noted for its biodiversity; it is “home” to thousands of native plants including 150 fern species, 240 tree species (88 of these are endemic or rare and 23 are exclusively found in this forest). The El Yunque National Forest has no large wildlife species, but hundreds of smaller animals abound in this gentle forest, many of which exist nowhere else on the planet.

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 Sobre el Bosque

El Bosque Nacional El Yunque está ubicado en Puerto Rico, la cuarta de las Antillas Mayores. El Bosque es el único bosque pluvial tropical en el Sistema de Bosques Nacionales de los EE.UU. El tamaño relativamente pequeño del bosque, unas 11,540 hectáreas (28,516 cuerdas), no disminuye su importancia. Se distingue entre los demás bosques del Sistema Nacional debido a su clima tropical y su gran biodiversidad.


Casi la totalidad de los terrenos del bosque se componen de la Sierra de Luquillo, que alcanza una altura de unos mil metros por encima del nivel del mar. Sus empinadas laderas pueden recibir hasta 508 centímetros de lluvia al año en la parte más elevada. Acariciado por los vientos Alisios, el bosque goza de una temperatura promedio de unos 21° C, con escasa variación, el clima ideal para la exuberante vegetación tropical. El bosque pluvial se destaca por su biodiversidad: es el hogar de miles de plantas autóctonas como 150 especies de helechos, 240 especies de árboles (88 de los cuáles son endémicos o raros y 23 se encuentran únicamente en este bosque). No hay animales silvestres de gran tamaño en el Bosque Nacional El Yunque, pero abundan cientos de animalitos, muchos de los cuales no existen en ninguna otra parte del planeta.

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Organizational Overview • Organización del Bosque

Learn more about the teams that manage the forest.

Obtenga más información sobre los equipos que ayudan a administrar el bosque.

About the U.S. Forest Service • Sobre el Servicio Forestal

What’s the difference between the National Park Service and the Forest Service?

Cual es la diferencia entre el Servicio de Parque Nacional y el Servicio Forestal?

Directions • Direcciones

How to get to the forest.

Como llegar al bosque.

History of El Yunque • La historia de El Yunque

Learn more about the history of El Yunque.

Obtenga más información sobre la historia de El Yunque.

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 — Passes & Permits



The El Yunque National Forest strives to preserve and protect the many resources of the Forest, while at the same time making those resources available to the public for a variety of uses and experiences. In order to balance the many demands on the Forest, and to promote sustainable management of our local resources, fees, passes and/or permits may be required for the occupancy and special uses of Forest Service land. 


Before you plan an activity on national forest lands, please check whether or not you need a pass or permit. Many of the facilities and services are free; however, some activities require fees or permits to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that you enjoy. The majority of the recreation fees collected stay on the forest and go right back into improving the recreational opportunities visitors use and value the most — campgrounds, developed day use sites, trails, and much more.  


El Yunque – Specific Recreational Passes and Permits

  • Timed Reservation Ticket for La Mina Recreation Area (191 N) 

  • Camping Permits 

Currently Not Available – Expected to reopen a limited number of campsites in at a future date *Exact date is pending when it has been determined it is safe to provide this opportunity following social distancing and sanitation guidelines*

  • School Field Trips

All school groups are required to make a reservation prior to visiting El Yunque National Forest.Note: School trips are currently not available. 

Annual Interagency Passes

There are several Interagency passes available that are honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees. These passes are honored at El Portal de El Yunque:

  • Annual Pass:  Available to anyone – has an annual charge.
  • Every Kid Outdoors Pass: Free to any 4th grader (or 10 year-old for those who are in alternative school environments) who completes the education material on the Every Kid Outdoors  website
  • Military Annual Pass: Free for active military personnel and their dependents.
  • Senior Pass: Available in an annual and lifetime pass for those 62 years of age or older – has a charge.
  • Access Pass: A free lifetime pass available to those that have a medical determination and documentation of blindness or permanent disability.  
  • Volunteer Pass: Annual free pass provided to those that have completed 250 hours of volunteer work on public lands.

Passes can be purchased online through the US Geological Survey website .  The following link provides a list of locations where the pass is issued: Pass Issuance List. For more information on the different passes: Annual Interagency Passes 


Fee-Free Days

The Forest Service waives recreation fees at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency.  Participation by concession-operated sites may vary.  They may vary year by year:

  • January: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February: President’s Day
  • June: National Get Outdoors Day
  • September: National Public Lands Day
  • November: Veterans Day


A permit may be required for group gatherings or events, filming or videography, research, plant collection, or long term uses such as outfitter guides, telecommunication towers and water systems, among others.


What are special-use authorizations?

A special-use authorization is a legal document such as a permit, term permit, lease, or easement, which allows occupancy, use, rights, or privileges of National Forest System lands. The authorization is granted for a specific use of the land for a specific period of time.

Depending on the complexity of the proposal, obtaining a Special Use Authorization can sometimes be a lengthy process. Please provide ample time to coordinate with staff on proposed projects.

NOTE: It is important to know that not all proponents will receive a permit, therefore any action taken before receiving a Special Use authorization, such as occupying National Forest System Lands and advertising or expending funds, is premature and at the proponent’s risk—and may be against the law.


When do I need an authorization?

  • If you will need to occupy, use, or build on National Forest System lands for personal or business purposes, whether the duration is temporary or long term.
  • If there is a fee being charged or if income is derived from the use.
  • If an activity on NFS land involves individuals or organization with 75 or more participants or spectators.


Is my proposal appropriate?

  1. Your request must be consistent with laws, regulations, orders, policies of NFS lands, other federal laws, and applicable State and local health and sanitation laws.
  2. Your request must be consistent or made consistent with the standards and guidelines in the applicable Land and Resource Management Plan.
  3. Your request must not pose serious or substantial risk to public health or safety.
  4. Your request must not require exclusive or perpetual right of use or occupancy.
  5. Your request does not unreasonably conflict or interfere with administrative uses, other scheduled or authorized existing uses, or use of adjacent non-NFS lands.
  6. The proponent must not owe any fees to the Forest Service from a prior or existing special-use authorization.
  7. No gambling or providing of sexually oriented commercial services can be authorized on NFS land, even if permitted under state law.
  8. No military or paramilitary training or exercises by private organizations or individuals can be authorized on NFS land, unless it is federally funded.
  9. No disposal of solid waste or storage or disposal of radioactive or other hazardous substances can be authorized on NFS land.


What does an authorization cost?

Cost Recovery Fees

  • An assessment of fees to recover agency costs for processing special use applications and costs for monitoring special use authorizations.  These fees are separate from any fees charged for the use and occupancy of NFS lands. Cost Recovery fees only apply to recreation permits if the permit processing time is more than 50 hours.

Land Use Fees

  • This is an annual rental fee based on the fair market value for the uses authorized and is payable in advance. Fees are established by appraisal or other sound business management principles.

Other Associated Costs

  • You may be responsible for providing information and reports necessary to determine the feasibility and environmental impacts of your proposal; compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and terms and conditions to be included in the authorization.



  • You may access the most common forms HERE.
  • You may request them by emailing [email protected]


More Information on Specific Special Use Permits:

Events and Commercial Permits
  • Commercial filming and photography, Special events and activities,
  • Outfitter/Guides and Tour operators,
  • Communication Sites and broadcast equipment
  • Road and Water rights-of way


Forest Products

  • Collections



  • Scientific Research
  • Non-commercial group use: club or family recreation outings, reunions, and weddings

El Bosque Nacional El Yunque se esfuerza por preservar y proteger los recursos excepcionales del Bosque, al mismo tiempo que pone esos recursos a disposición del público para una variedad de usos y experiencias. Con el fin de equilibrar las muchas demandas en el bosque, y para promover la gestión sostenible de nuestros recursos locales, se pueden requerir tarifas, pases y / o permisos para la ocupación y usos especiales de las tierras del Servicio Forestal.


Antes de planificar una actividad en terrenos del bosque nacional, verifique si necesita un pase o permiso especial.  Muchas de las instalaciones y servicios en el bosque son gratuitos; sin embargo, algunas actividades requieren un costo o algún permiso para ayudar a mantener, administrar y mejorar las facilidades que disfruta. La mayoría de lo recaudado,  permanecen en el bosque para mejorar las áreas recreativas que los visitantes usan y valoran más: áreas de acampar, casetas de pasadías, veredas y mucho más.


Pases y permisos recreativos para El Yunque:

  • Boleto de Reservación Programado para Área Recreacional La Mina (191 N)

  • Permisos para acampar 

Actualmente no disponible — Se espera que estaremos reabriendo un número limitado de áreas de acampar en una fecha en la futura.  La fecha exacta dependerá de cuándo se determine que es seguro proveer esta oportunidad siguiendo las guías de distanciamiento social y saneamiento.

  • Viaje Escolar

Todos los grupos escolares deberán hacer su reservación antes de visitar el Bosque Nacional El Yunque. Nota: Actualmente no disponible en este momento


Pases Interagenciales

Hay varios pases interagencia disponibles que se otorgan en todo el país en los sitios del Servicio Forestal, Servicio de Parques Nacionales, Oficina de Reclamación de Tierras, Oficina de Reclamación y Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de los EE. UU. Estos pases se aceptan en El Portal de El Yunque.

  • Pase Anual: Disponible para cualquier persona — tiene un cargo anual.
  • Pase de Todos los Niños al Aire Libre: Gratis para cualquier alumno de 4º grado (o 10 años para aquellos que se encuentran en entornos escolares alternativos) que completa el material educativo en el sitio web de Todos los Niños al Aire Libre.
  • Pase Anual Militar: Gratis para el personal militar activo y sus dependientes.
  • Pase de Edad Avanzada: disponible en un pase anual y por toda la vida para aquellos de 62 años de edad o más, tiene un cargo.
  • Pase de Acceso: un pase gratuito de por vida disponible para aquellos que tienen una determinación médica y documentación de ceguera o discapacidad permanente.
  • Pase de Voluntario: Pase gratuito anual proporcionado a aquellos que han completado 250 horas de trabajo voluntario en tierras públicas.

Se puede comprar pases en línea a través del sitio web del Servicio Geológico de los Estados Unidos .  El siguiente enlace proporciona una lista de ubicaciones donde se emite el pase: Pass Issuance List. Para obtener más información sobre los pases anuales: Annual Passes


Días libres de costo

El Servicio Forestal libera de costos la mayoría de las áreas recreativas de uso diurno en los terrenos administradas por la agencia. La participación de los sitios operados por concesiones puede variar. Las fechas se puede varían:

  • Enero: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Febrero: Día de los Presidentes
  • Junio: Día Nacional de Salir al Aire Libre
  • Septiembre: Día Nacional de los Terrenos Públicos
  • Noviembre: Día de los Veteranos


Se puede requerir un permiso para reuniones o eventos grupales, filmación o videos, investigación científica, recolección de material orgánico o usos a largo plazo, como servicios de guías y excursiones, torres de telecomunicaciones y sistemas de agua, entre otros.


¿Qué son las autorizaciones de uso especial?

Una autorización o permiso de uso especial es un documento legal, permiso de término, arrendamiento o servidumbre, que permite la ocupación, uso, derechos o privilegios de las tierras del Sistema Forestal Nacional. La autorización se concede para un uso específico de la tierra durante un período de tiempo específico.

Dependiendo de la complejidad de la propuesta, obtener una Autorización o permiso de Uso Especial puede ser un proceso largo. Proporciona suficiente tiempo para coordinar con el personal en los proyectos propuestos.

NOTA: Es importante saber que no todos los proponentes recibirán un permiso, por lo tanto, cualquier acción tomada antes de recibir una autorización de Uso Especial, como ocupar Tierras del Sistema Forestal Nacional y anunciar o gastar fondos, es prematura y bajo el riesgo del proponente, y puede ser contra la ley.


¿Cuándo necesito un permiso o autorización?

  • Si necesita ocupar, usar o construir en un terreno dentro del NFS ya sea por motivos personales o comerciales, de forma temporal o a largo plazo.
  • Si se cobra una tarifa o si se derivan ingresos del uso.
  • Si una actividad en terrenos de NFS involucra individuos u organizaciones con 75 o más participantes y/o espectadores.


¿Mi propuesta es adecuada?

  1. Su solicitud debe ser coherente con las leyes, normas, órdenes, políticas de terrenos de NFS, otras leyes federales, y leyes sanitarias y de salud locales y estatales correspondientes.
  2. Su solicitud debe ser coherente con los estándares del Plan de Manejo de Recursos y Terrenos Forestales correspondientes.
  3. Su solicitud no debe plantear riesgo para la salud o seguridad pública.
  4. Su solicitud no debe requerir el derecho exclusivo o perpetuo de uso u ocupación.
  5. Su solicitud no debe entrar en conflicto, ni interferir, injustificadamente, con usos administrativos, otros usos programados o autorizados, o uso de terrenos de NFS adyacentes.
  6. El proponente no debe adeudar tarifas al Servicio Forestal de alguna autorización de uso especial existente o anterior.
  7. No se puede autorizar el juego o la prestación de servicios comerciales sexualmente orientados en terrenos de NFS, aún si lo permite la ley estatal. 
  8. No se autorizará entrenamiento militar o paramilitar, ni ejercicios de parte de organizaciones privadas o personas individuales en terrenos de NFS, a menos que sea financiado con fondos federales.
  9. No se autorizará la eliminación o almacenamiento de desechos ni eliminación de sustancias radioactivas o peligrosas en terrenos de NFS.


¿Cuánto cuesta un permiso?

Costo de proceso y monitoreo

  • Se realiza una evaluación para recuperar los costos de la agencia para el procesamiento de aplicaciones de uso especial y los costos para el monitoreo de autorizaciones de uso especial. Estas tarifas son independientes de cualquier cargo cobrado por el uso y la ocupación de las tierras NFS. Las tarifas de recuperación de costos solo se aplican a los permisos de recreación si el tiempo de procesamiento del permiso es de más de 50 horas.

Cuota de Uso

  • Esta es la tarifa de alquiler anual basada en el valor justo de mercado para los usos autorizados y se paga por adelantado. Las tasas se establecen por tasación de terreno u otros principios empresariales establecidos en la agencia.

Otros Costos

  • Usted puede ser responsable de proporcionar la información y los informes necesarios para determinar la viabilidad y los impactos ambientales de su propuesta; el cumplimiento de las leyes y reglamentos aplicables; y los términos y condiciones que se incluirán en la autorización.



Puede acceder los formularios AQUÍ.

Puede enviar un correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección: [email protected]


Más información sobre Permisos de Usos Especiales y Tierras específicos:

Eventos y Permisos Comerciales

  • Filmación y fotografía comercial
  • Eventos y actividades comerciales
  • Proveedores / Guías y Operadores Turísticos
  • Equipo de comunicación y transmisión
  • Derechos de paso de carreteras y agua
Productos Forestales
  • Permiso de colección

Otro Permisos

  • Investigación Científica
  • Permiso de uso grupal no comercial: pasadías familiares, bodas, etc.



Island of Life Puerto Rico — Tour operator «Holiday M» — LiveJournal

We have already talked about the National Parks and Reserves of the United States, felt the violent power of the beauty of the Amazon wildlife and learned about many of the most beautiful places on the planet. Today we invite you to go to a paradise island in the Caribbean — Puerto Rico.

Despite the small size of the island, about 1.2% of its territory is given over to nature reserves and national parks. El Yunque Rainforest , located in the northeastern part of Puerto Rico, is the national pride of the country and is often referred to as the «Caribbean National Forest», and Puerto Ricans themselves like to emphasize that this is the only rainforest in the United States (the reserve area is 28 thousand acres).

Birds, reptiles and amphibians thrive in this soaking wet national park, which receives more than 200 million liters of rain a year. Here it is possible to see a rare Puerto Rican parrot, more than 400 species of tropical trees, ferns and unique dwarf orchids grow, and hundreds of small waterfalls fall within the park. The Puerto Rican frogs living here, known as «koki», are a symbol of the island, although their presence can only be felt by sound and few tourists can see them — the largest «coki» is no more than 5 centimeters in length.

These small creatures manage to make such loud «ko-kii» sounds (hence their name) that even a small colony of croaking frogs can deafen a person, the locals even have their own term for this — «hell chant».

Another protected Puerto Rico woodland is located in the Palo Colorado region (also included in El Yunque). A small area of ​​relict rainforest here is the last fragment of the once lush massifs, whose trees reach a height of 60 meters and are about a thousand years old. Tabonuco palm trees, ausubo trees, more than 50 species of orchids, numerous ferns and mosses grow here.

And closer to the tops of the mountains stretches a strip of rain forests, also known as «dwarf forest», where trees, pressed to the ground by strong winds, rarely grow more than 6 meters. Throughout the forest, there are many hiking trails with a total length of more than 40 km. Around the highest peak of the country — Cerro de Punta (1339 m) and the highest mountain lake — Lago Guineo , there is Forest Reserve Togo Negro . Here you can walk along five ecological trails, swim in Lake Guineo or the freshwater reservoirs of the Don Juan Recreational Area, visit the 60-meter Don Juan waterfalls or go hiking on the slopes of this beautiful mountain range.

Only 18 km from the capital of the island is Pinones reserve, which protects a long strip of mangrove swamps. About 320 species of plants, about 46 species of birds and 36 species of fish live here, and the reserve ends with the fantastic coast of Valsia-Talega Beach, dotted with boulders of the most unthinkable forms, interspersed with palm groves.

Rio Camai National Cave Park protects the karst area in the northeast Puerto Rico .

This area is famous for its completely surreal limestone formations and many caves, making it one of the best places in the world for caving. More than 200 caves have been discovered in this region, some of them have a colossal internal volume, and the Kamai River is one of the largest underground rivers in the world. Daredevils can rappel down to the recently discovered Catedral Cave, on the walls of which 42 Taino petroglyphs were found, or “dive” into sinkholes, from which you can get to the underground sections of the Rio Camai channel, along which rafting is often carried out. .

Not far from the «karst country» lies another National Park of the country — forest Guahataca .

Here, among dense forests with thick undergrowth, more than 50 km of trails have been laid, which can serve as an acquaintance with the flora and fauna of humid subtropical ecosystems. There are usually few tourists here, which allows you to truly retire and explore both the green massifs of the region, as well as Lake Guahataca or the numerous caves that make up the Rio Camai system, including Wind Cave, famous for its stalactites and stalagmites.

The Mona and Monito Islands are part of the Natural Reserve of the same name, which protects the habitat of rare sea turtles, sea birds and marine mammals. The islands are sometimes called the «Galapagos of the Caribbean», and the species composition of its inhabitants fully confirms this name. Coral reefs off the coast of the island are inhabited by more than 270 species of fish, and the colony of sea turtles is considered one of the largest in the region.

A special permit is required to visit the islands.

One of the most attractive cities in Costa Rica — the «white city» of Liberia, Guanacaste National Park with Orosi (1486 m) and Cacao (1660 m) volcanoes, numerous mud volcanoes and hydrogen sulfide springs in the Rincón de National Park La Vieja, Arenal Volcano and lake of the same name (by the way, popular with windsurfers), Tabacon hot springs, Catarata de la Fortuna waterfalls, Monteverde rain forest reserve, Santa Elena Forest Reserve, Carara Biological Reserve, Manuel National Park -Antonio and the famous «turtle island» Tortuga.

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The magnificent nature of the island of Puerto Rico can enchant any seasoned traveler. Fresh air, crystal clear emerald waters, tropical forests, wonderful flowers and a variety of butterflies, birds and wild animals make the island an attractive place for those who want to get away from everyday life and admire exotic beauties. The Montoso Botanical Gardens are a great starting point for nature lovers. Perched on the slopes of Pico Montosa, they are home to hundreds of plant species and a farm of exotic flowers and fruit trees.

One of the most popular resorts, excellent architectural monuments have been preserved on the territory of the country, there are beautiful natural reserves and …

The Mayaguez Tropical Agriculture Research Station is a research institute open to the public. There is an incredible variety of trees, flowers, shrubs and other types of plants, among which you can see cocoa trees and magnificent bright red flowers of high etlingera. On the territory of the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan there is a Botanical Garden with almost two hundred species of plants. Entrance to the wonderful garden is free. In all gardens, there are several rules: you can not litter, pluck and trample plants.

The wonderful park-reserve «Las Cabezas de San Juan» in Fajardo is famous for one of the oldest lighthouses on the island, from which you can enjoy views of the surrounding area, dense rainforest, mangroves, coral reefs, comfortable walking paths and bioluminescent plankton in the lagoon. Here you can see sea animals and birds, you can book a night kayaking tour of the lagoon or a daytime walking tour, with a visit to the lighthouse and the beach. Quiet and tidy, San Juan’s Las Palomas Park is ideal for birdwatching, with lots of pigeons, giving the park its name. Copyright www.orangesmile.com

The small Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is a tropical paradise where Afro-Caribbean, Spanish, local Tian and American cultures are mixed. …

The municipality of Ponce is home to the uninhabited island of Caja de Muertos, or «Coffin Island», a nature reserve with a lighthouse and wonderful beaches. There is a cave on the island where, according to legend, the pirates hid treasures. Here you can walk along the paved paths or swim in the clear blue water. Another interesting island where travelers are taken by kayak is Isla de Mona, literally “Monkey Island”. It justifies its name, because about a thousand funny rhesus monkeys gallop through its territory, consisting mainly of dense forest and steep cliffs. True, you cannot land on the island itself — animals can be aggressive, so you can only watch them from a kayak near the shore.

The Rio Camuy Cave Park attracts tourists and Puerto Ricans alike. Groups of visitors are transported around the park on small trailers, which is unusual in itself. The guide will tell you about the caves in an interesting way, you can go into some and walk through dark tunnels, and in one of them there is an underground river. Those who prefer the freshness of the forests to the damp air of the caves are recommended to visit the Caribbean National Forest Reserve in El Yunque, in a relatively small area of ​​\u200b\u200bwhich grows more than two hundred species of trees and many other plants. Some types of trees are not found anywhere else in the world, as are several species of animals that live here.

The population of Puerto Rico is an enchanting mixture of races and cultures. Most Puerto Ricans have Spanish, Afro-Caribbean, and Tianan blood in their veins. …

Toro Negro (“Black Bull”) State Forest Reserve is a popular destination for hiking and ziplining. This dense rainforest has a waterfall as well as huge palm trees, banana trees, bamboo and many more plant species. The forest covers the island’s highest mountains, so travelers should be careful on the steep paths. Stretching along pristine beaches, the Pinyones State Forest is home to over forty species of beautiful exotic birds. The luckiest tourists can see pelicans. The nine-kilometer trail attracts cyclists and those who like to explore the forests on foot.

The Bahía de Hobos Research Nature Reserve is more than a thousand hectares of swamps, forests and lagoons. Here, in a natural environment, American manatees, brown pelicans and other species of animals that are on the verge of extinction live under strict protection and protection. From Monday to Saturday, the reserve can be visited with a tour guide who will take tourists to the most interesting and safe places and tell you about the ecology, plants and animals of the reserve in a fascinating way.

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Some people don’t have someone to take care of their houseplants while traveling, while others just want to take a piece of their comfort away from home. The Lexington Hotel has special rooms that are optimally suited to such guests. The hotel staff does not intend to stop at only one original service; soon many more interesting services will be available to guests.

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The building of the Institute of Culture located nearby is of great historical value. In 1899, it was built according to the design of the famous architect Victor Manuel Domenech. At the time of completion, the house was the most luxurious in the city. The façade of the building is decorated with arched windows with an unusual decorative finish, and old wooden doors, decorated with handmade carvings and glass inserts, have been preserved in the building. Ancient bas-reliefs survived on the facade, interior decoration … Read more

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