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El Yunque National Park

El Yunque National Park

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3,471 Reviews
Route 191

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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Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque National Forest
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Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque National Forest
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$89.00 per adult
Awesome adventure!
Both guides Juan and Harrison were excellent and made the trip a real fun experience. The water slide, the jump into the water was very exciting. Definitely recommend it.
Enrique_J, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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Fun trip.
Sterling_F, Jul 2021
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque National Forest
Guides made the most of the hike in view of the inclement weather. Very safety oriented. Made sure that everyone was attended to.
star-5
Great tour for the time and money
Teniecha_C, Jun 2021
Let me show you MY island! (with visit to El Yunque)
This was an AMAZING tour! Our guide was phenomenal and very knowledgeable. She was so friendly and knew so much history. The trip was well planned and since we went during Covid, they seemed to book less people per tour group. The van was comfy and had decent (not the best) AC during our super hot day. I would recommend this tour to anyone. So glad I was able to experience Puerto Rico with you all.
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Fun adventure
Corey_O, Jun 2021
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque National Forest
The tour guides were great. They were funny and safety oriented. I strongly recommend this tour. My son and I made some great memories!
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Give Yourself an Experience! :)
Thomas_H, May 2021
El Yunque National Forest Tour from San Juan
The Hike to the water pools, slides and jumps was amazing! Perfect for anyone with moderately good health and stamina, saw some proud moments of folks:) Frankie and Guides= AMAZING! Energy, Safety, Cheerleaders and Fun! Highly recommend!
star-5
A truly great experience
Kira_C, Apr 2021
El Yunque National Forest Tour from San Juan
This was a wonderful experience! My boyfriend and I booked this trip for our first time in Puerto Rico and Jonathan was fantastic he engaged our whole group which was about 15 and he follows mask and safety protocols! He is funny and encouraging for the jobs and even showed us some cool plants, we got drinks and went by the beach! If you’re looking for a overall fantastic experience highly recommend doing this! Can’t wait to go back again!
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El Yunque with Eli
David_E, Apr 2021
Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest
Eli was an amazing tour guide. She balanced everyone’s safety with a positive experience. You should heed her warnings about mud. The RE is a natural waterfall slide and high dive.
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Amazing
Christel_L, Jul 2021
El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport
Amazing excursion. We had such a great time filled with laughs and adventure. The whole team was so friendly and helpful. We spent enough time at each spot and had some memories to last a lifetime. A just when visiting Puerto Rico. Thank you so much for a great experience!
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Great tour. Won’t regret it.
Shaneka_C, Jul 2021
Let me show you MY island! (with visit to El Yunque)
This tour was amazing. I enjoyed every moment of it. Marcos was an amazing tour guide, he’s very knowledgeable about the history behind Puerto Rico. I enjoyed our stops at the river. Food stop at Piñones Loiza, La Perla community structures, Luis Munoz Rivera building, the presidential statues along the road side and much more. The group were amazing people!! I recommend this booking.
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Immerse yourself in the nature
Amina_H, May 2021
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque National Forest
Amazing experience, the tour guides could not have been nicer and more welcoming. The hike was so fun and scenic. Beautiful views, the cleanest water streams where you have time to swim in and jump off cliffs. If you like hiking and adventure this is definitely the excursion for you. Make sure to bring shoes you don’t mind getting muddy! John, Harry, and Janine were the best !
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Fun, challenging, good views
Jennifer_G, Jul 2021
Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest
It was really fun, but a little bit challenging! Very muddy and slippery, so you should probably wear shoes with good traction.
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Best Day
Brandy_M, Jul 2021
El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport
Our guides were awesome. The rainforest was beautiful. The natural waterslide was amazing. This was the best day of our vacation. This tour is a must!!!
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Rainforest adventures awaited us
Rachel_P, Jul 2021
Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest
A fun trip exploring the rainforest and swimming in the natural springs. Rope swing was a highlight and natural slides are for the more adventurous. Hiking route was muddy and a bit technical but the views were worth it. Would be challenging for younger kids or older individuals not in shape. Our guide Carlos was great - patient with the group, answering questions and showing us the best routes.

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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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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