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El Yunque National Park
El Yunque National Park

El Yunque National Park

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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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour
El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour
star-4.5
$110.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
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

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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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 !
star-5
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
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
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!
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
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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.
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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
star-5
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.
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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.
star-5
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

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan


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.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to El Yunque National Park?
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Attractions near El Yunque National Park:
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What else should I know about attractions in San Juan?
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As well as visiting the El Yunque National Park, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: