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El Yunque National Park — What To Know BEFORE You Go

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The Basics

El Yunque is a popular hiking spot, home to many well-defined trails that will take you past sites such as 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. As a popular day-trip destination from San Juan, many tours also include convenient round-trip transportation for added convenience.

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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour


178 Reviews

€106.28 per adult

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I loved our rain forest family

What a delightful day with our charming guide Frankie. It was an easy and convenient pick up. We learned so much from Frankie’s knowledge and enthusiasm about nature. The group got along great and it made for a fun day. The views were incredible and it was invigorating to take a dip in the springs. Recommend to anyone wanting a taste of forest.

Kathy_P, Dec 2022

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Must do

jacquelyn_s, Nov 2022

Casual One Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop

Brian was an awesome tour guide . He gives you so much information about the Yunque rainforest ! He is very knowledgeable. The River was beautiful with a swing rope and ledge to jump off . The water slide was pretty cool . The beach was so beautiful and clean . Lots of food along the strip . Jet skis available to rent if wanted . Clean area mojitos everywhere !



Awesome memories

Tanya_H, Nov 2022

Private El Yunque Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour with Transport

Andres had so much knowledge of the rainforest, the plants, the native people. Safety was his main priority and he was great



Great highlights tour

Samantha_W, Nov 2022

Let a Local Show You Puerto Rico with Visit to El Yunque

A great way to see many highlights of Puerto Rico with a knowledgeable guide. Hector was nice and very informative, with a great sense of humor. Great communication from Ali prior to the excursion. Highly recommend!
As an aside, part of this tour takes place in the rainforest. Remember that the guides cannot control the weather—if it rains and they take precautions for your safety be understanding!



Incredible experience

Sandra_Q, Sep 2022

Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque Rainforest

All of it was amazing. The intense hiking, the 40 ft cliff jump water slide rope swing into the water. The water itself was incredibly amazing cold but refreshing and clean. We were the oldest couple 53/48 and we made it. Definitely not for the faint at heart but so worth it.



Memories to last a life time

Nancy_C, Sep 2022

Casual One Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop

What an extraordinary experience! Ryan, our host, gave the tour a great flair with his sense of humor. Very well narrated and the entire crew was extremely personable, professional, and with highest regard to our safety. Perfect day for El yunque. Would do it again in a heartbeat!



Best Adventure ever!

Michelle_T, Sep 2022

Guided El Yunque Rainforest & Natural Waterslide Half-Day Adventure Tour

Maxine and Paola were amazing guided, great guides and assured our safety through the tour. Not only would I recommend the tour, I will definitely do it again!
Thank you so much!



Hannah and G are the best tour guides.

Laquan_M, Sep 2022

El Yunque Waterslide Adventure with Transportation

Hannah and Gillian(G) was amazing. From the beginning to the end. They Both was very engaging and involved. The was fun to be around and they cared about out safety. Me and my family would booked them again and again. Great tour and very adventurous.



Full Package !

Taralee_R, Aug 2022

Casual One Puerto Rico- El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop

Being our first visit to Puerto Rico, visiting El Yunque was on the top of the list and this package was beyond any expectation i could have had. Our tour guy was extremely patience and communication was key for him! not only using words to describe but physically explaining all safety measures. Pick up and drop
off was easy and fast! Overall i would do it everytime we come back.



Place was absolutely…

Jenna_C, Aug 2022

Casual One Puerto Rico- El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop

Place was absolutely amazing so beautiful and clean was there for 3 nights it was in a perfect area pool was so beautiful and clean will definitely be back soon



Great time!

Kaila_R, Aug 2022

Guided El Yunque Rainforest & Natural Waterslide Half-Day Adventure Tour

Yami and Bradley were great! They were very helpful throughout. The trail was very slippery in places but they prioritized our safety and we all had such a fun time.



Rainforest- Family Fun

Kay_C, Jul 2022

Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque Rainforest

My family enjoyed our rainforest adventure. The scenery, water jumps and natural water 💧 slide were all great fun. Our guides Daniel and Daniel (Pancho) were fun, friendly and mindful of safety. Even with my falls in the mud we would highly recommend.



Amazing time!!

patricia_g, Jul 2022

Private El Yunque Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour with Transport

Amazing experience!!!! Our tour guide Jean was wonderful!!!! So knowledgeable, helpful and friendly!!!!! Communication before the trip was excellent!!! Transport was east and clean!!! Private tour is a must!!!!! Larger groups came and there were so many people that I can’t see how you would get a personal experience. I would definitely do again only with this tour company!!!!! A+++++++++


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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The El Portal Rain Forest Center provides a good introduction to the area—pick up a map and follow the signposted trails.

  • Wear hiking boots, comfortable clothing, and bring a bathing suit; flip flops are not recommended.

  • Big Tree Trail is one of the most popular hiking routes in the forest; however, the trails are not accessible for wheelchair users or those with strollers.

  • Popular combination tours include a kayaking trip on the nearby bioluminescent bay and a visit to Luquillo Beach.

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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. Many tour operators offer round-trip transportation to El Yunque too.

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Trip ideas

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With two days to spend in the Puerto Rican capital, you’ll be able to tour the colonial old city, explore otherworldly bioluminescent bays, and head farther afield to experience Puerto Rico’s rain forests.

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When to Get There

El Yunque is an easy half-day trip from Old San Juan. There’s 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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How to Explore El Yunque

Home to a number of hiking trails and natural pools, it can be tricky to know where to begin in El Yunque. Follow one of the more popular routes along the La Coca trail, which is dotted with ponds perfect for a refreshing dip; alternatively, El Angelito trail rewards you with a fun rope swing and lagoon experience at the end. Whichever route you choose, there’s lots to love at El Yunque.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.


What are the nearest attractions to El Yunque National Park?


Attractions near El Yunque National Park:

  • Luquillo Beach
  • Laguna Grande
  • Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos)


What else should I know about attractions in San Juan?


As well as visiting the El Yunque National Park, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit:

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28 most beautiful natural wonders in the world

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wonders of the world.

In 2008, the process of nominating natural sites and organizing committees to support candidates began. Applications for participation in the competition and the organization of support committees lasted until December 31, 2008 around the world.

According to the voting results, New7Wonders fund experts have chosen 28 participants for the next stage. The selection was made from 77 participants who received the maximum number of votes.

On July 21, 2009, the final voting began and it will end after the billionth vote is counted, and in 2011 the official announcement of the natural 7 wonders of the world will take place.

It should be emphasized that the final will take place in 2011 ( November 11, 2011 voting ends ) and anyone can take part in determining the winners by paying voting on the Internet or by phone. Thus, 7 natural wonders will join the 7 man-made wonders of the world, chosen in 2007. They were the Colosseum in Rome, the Chinese Wall, the Taj Mahal, Petra, the statue of Christ the Savior, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico.



Amazon Basin covers 7 million square meters. kilometers. More than half of all tropical forests on the planet grow in this area. This is the richest ecosystem on Earth. The Amazon River is one of the longest rivers in the world, and the first place in terms of water content. One fifth of all fresh water is in the Amazon.


Angel Falls.

Angel Falls is considered the highest waterfall in the world, the height of the water fall is 978 meters, located in Venezuela. The waterfall is part of the Canaima National Park. The waterfall is named after him. Angel (Angel) in Spanish sounds like Angel.


Bay of Fundy.

Bay of Fundy is geographically located on the Atlantic coast of North America, Canada. The bay is notable for large tides reaching 16 meters. Large streams of water formed the most beautiful coastline of the bay. The powerful tides in the Bay of Fundy have created a unique ecosystem: rocky cliffs, natural sandstone statues, an abundance of whales and dolphins, guinea pigs and other animals and birds.



Black Forest or Schwarzwald is located in the southwestern part of Germany. The Black Forest is a wooded mountainous upland about 200 km long. The width of the forest is about 60 km. The maximum height of the mountain range is 1493 meters. The name Schwarzwald, i.e. the black forest, comes from the fact that the trees in the forest are quite densely located to each other and as a result little light penetrates there.


Bu Tina Islands.

Bu Tinah Shoals are located off the coast of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bu Tina is a small archipelago consisting of several islands in the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf. Mangroves grow along the coast. There are also coral reefs in the shallow lagoons. The Bu Tina Islands are a nature reserve where turtles lay their eggs.


Cliffs of Moer.

The Cliffs of Moher are located in the southwestern part of Ireland. The average height of the cliffs is 120 meters, and the maximum cliffs of Moher rise to 214 m. The length along the coastline is 8 kilometers. The Cliffs of Moher are home to many birds, numbering 29species, consisting of 30 thousand individuals.


Dead Sea.

Dead Sea (Dead Sea) is located on the territory of Israel and Jordan at an altitude of 417 m below sea level. The Dead Sea is a lake with a fairly high salt concentration of 33.7%, the second in salinity in the world after Lake Assal. For example, the average concentration of salt in the world’s oceans is about 3.5%. The name of the Dead Sea comes from the fact that no organisms can survive in such salty water. Only in the region of the mouth of the Jordan River live several types of bacteria.


El Yunque Rainforest.

El Yunque Rainforest is located on the island of Puerto Rico. El Yunque is also known as the Caribbean National Forest. The area of ​​the park covers 113 square meters. km. Like all rainforests, life thrives in El Yunque. More than 200 species of plants (23 of which are unique), many animals and birds. Annually, up to 6 meters of precipitation (380 million cubic meters) will fall over the forest.


Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos Islands is an archipelago belonging to Ecuador. The islands are located in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago includes 13 islands and several islets and alluvial areas. The archipelago is rich in a variety of flora and fauna, including unique ones. After a stay in the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin put forward the evolutionary theory of the origin of species.


Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon or Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon is located in the Colorado Plateau, Arizona, USA. The Grand Canyon is formed by the Colorado River and reaches a width of 29 kilometers, less than a kilometer at the level of the river. The length of the Grand Canyon is 446 kilometers, while the depth can reach 1600 meters.


Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef the largest population of coral polyps that have formed a reef system over 2600 km long. The Great Barrier Reef has more than 2900 independent reefs, 900 coral islands. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. About 400 species of corals, 1500 species of fish and a variety of other animals and plants have been found here.


Halong Bay.

Ha Long Bay (Ha Long) is located on the coast of the South China Sea, Vietnam. Halong is known for the fact that many islands of various sizes and shapes (including «sculptural» ones) are scattered around the bay. There are about 2000 islands, composed of limestone. Ha Long Bay means «Bay of Descending Dragons».


Iguazu Falls.

Iguazu Falls (Iguassu, Iguazu) are located on the Iguazu River, on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Iguazu Falls is a complex of waterfalls representing a breathtaking fall of water from 80 meters over a distance of 2.7 kilometers. There are 275 independent waterfalls. According to legend, the waterfall was formed as a result of the fact that God wanted to marry an aboriginal woman, but she fled from him down the river in a canoe. Angry God cut the river into two parts.


Cave of Jeita Lebanon.

Jeita Grotto is located not far from Beirut in the valley of the Nahr Al-Kalb River, Lebanon. Jeita is a cave complex consisting of the Upper and Lower Caves. The caves were formed by the Nahr Al-Kalb River in limestone deposits. The length of the Lower Cave in the Jeita Grotto is about 6900m, and the Upper Cave is about 2200m. There is something to see here. You can see stalactites and stalagmites, crevices, underground reservoirs. Three large halls over 100 meters high, as well as the largest stalactite in the world with a length of 8.2 m.


Jeju Islands.

Jeju Island or Jeju (Cheju-do) is geographically located in the Korea Strait. Jeju-do of volcanic origin, which arose about 2 million years ago. The island is home to the Hallasan volcano, which is the highest point in the country (1950m). Hallasan is surrounded by 360 small satellite volcanoes. Jeju-do is famous for the magnificent system of lava tubes (caves) Geomunoreum, created during a volcanic eruption 100 — 300 thousand years ago. There are five caves.


Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in the northeastern part of Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa (Kibo volcano reaches 5895 m above sea level). Kilimanjaro, starting from a height of 4300m, is covered with glaciers. The name Kilimanjaro (Kilimanjaro) comes from the dialects of local tribes. According to one version, the name means «the mountain that sparkles», according to another, «the mountain of the god who brings cold.»



Komodo National Park (Komodo) geographically located between the islands of Flores and Sumbawa, Indonesia. The park includes three islands: Komodo, Rinka and Padar and several small islands. The total area of ​​the park is 75 thousand hectares. The park has a fairly diverse flora and fauna. Including the Komodo monitor lizard (komodo dragon) — the largest lizard on Earth.



The Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is an archipelago consisting of 26 large atolls and 1190 small coral islands, about 200 islands are inhabited. The islands cover an area of ​​298 sq. km. There are no sources of fresh water, reserves are replenished from rainwater. Magnificent weather, beautiful beaches, the ocean attract tourists to the Maldives from all over the world.


Lakes of Masuria.

Masurian Lake District is located in the north-eastern part of Poland, between the Vistula and Neman rivers. The Masurian Lake District is a landscape consisting of more than 2000 lakes, also called the Masurian Lake District. The area occupied by the Masurian Lakes is 52 thousand square meters. km. The landscape is predominantly of moraine hills and hollows filled with water. The formation of the Masurian lakes dates back to the Ice Age. When the glaciers melted, they began to shift and formed this relief.


Matterhorn / Cervino.

Mount Matterhorn (Matterhorn) is located in the Alps on the border of Italy and Switzerland. The Matterhorn is an impressive mountain in the form of a pointed tetrahedral pyramid. The steep slopes of the Matterhorn, majestically rising to a height of 4478 meters, have long inspired fear of climbers. In 1865 the first ascent was made. Climbing the Matterhorn, even by modern standards, is considered quite dangerous due to the constant avalanches that do not linger on the slopes.


Fjord Milford Sound.

Milford Sound Fjord (Milford Sound) — located on the South Island of New Zealand, in the Fiordland National Park. Milford Sound is the most popular place in New Zealand. The bay is about 20 kilometers long, surrounded by majestic mountains more than a kilometer high. Some mountains look like sculptures, for example: Elephant Peak (1517m) and Lion Mountain (1302m).


Mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan.

Mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan are located on the coast, under water and on the islands of the Caspian Sea. About 800 mud volcanoes have been discovered on the planet, 300 of which are located in Azerbaijan. Mud volcanoes are a formation in the form of a cone-shaped hill with a crater (also called a mud hill) or a depression with a hole in the soil. From the crater periodically or constantly eruptions of gas, mud, water and sometimes oil.


Underground river Puerto Princesa.

Puerto Princesa is an underground river national park located on Palovan Island near Puerto Princesa, Philippines. It is believed that it is the longest navigable underground river. The river has created grottoes and caves, which are up to 60 meters high and 120 meters wide. There are many stalactites and stalagmites in the caves.


Sundarbans mangrove forest.

The Sundarbans Mangrove Forest is located in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in India and Bangladesh, on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. The area occupied by the forest is 10 thousand square meters. km. There are 334 varieties of plants in the forest. The fauna is also quite rich: 120 species of fish, 270 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 35 reptiles and 8 amphibians.


Table mountain.

Table Mountain or Tafelberg is located on the coast of Table Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. Table Mountain rises to 1086 m above sea level, with vertical slopes and a flat top, hence the name of the mountain. The mountain consists of several well-known sections. The flat plateau of Table Mountain proper, Devil’s Peak, Twelve Apostles Peak, Lion’s Head Peak.


Uluru Monolith.

Uluru or Ayers Rock is located in central Australia. The height of the rock is 348 meters. The width is 3 km and the length is 3.6 km. The red sandstone that makes up the rock of Uluru, depending on the position of the sun, is painted in various colors from dark purple to golden. The slopes of Uluru are quite slippery, which is why there are accidents among tourists. Ancient rock paintings have been found at the foot of the mountain and in caves.


Vesuvius volcano.

Vesuvius Volcano is located on the Gulf coast 9 kilometers from Naples, Italy. Vesuvius is the only active volcano in continental Europe, with a height of 1281 meters. The diameter of the crater is about 750 meters. Vesuvius is known for its powerful 79 AD eruption. buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The last volcanic eruption was recorded in 1944.



Mount Yushan is located on a mountain range that runs through the entire island of Taiwan. The highest point of the mountain is 3952 m above sea level. The Yushan Mountain area is located in the Yushan National Park with a variety of flora and fauna. Mount Yushan is also known as the Jade Mountains.

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