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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
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Amazing rainforest trip
Frankie, our tour guide, was amazing. The rainforest was unbelievable. We had a great time and would highly recommend it!!
Wayne_G, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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Best Yunque experience
Lesly_C, Feb 2023
Casual One Puerto Rico- El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop
Bryant was such a wonderful tour guide. He showed that he truly cared for our safety and good experience. He was very knowledgeable about the island’s history and culture. He made sure that the entire tour was lively and fun. He was definitely the reason our experience was so positive.
star-5
David was a fantastic...
Analiese_M, Jan 2023
Casual One Puerto Rico- El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop
David was a fantastic guide, he explained everything in detail at every point in the trip, informed us of the historical significance as we went throughout, and took our safety very seriously! My friends and I had a great time enjoying the waterslide and appreciated that there were adventurous options as well as calmer ones. Our driver was fantastic and was able to go down the smallest of roads, no sweat 😅 we had a wonderful time!!
star-5
Fantastic fun !!!
Fred_B, Jan 2023
El Yunque Rainforest and Zipline Canopy Combo Tour
I loved the professional and safety for each of us and how they looked out for us super fun would do it again thank you for the experience!!!
star-5
So much fun in the rainforest!
Marcie_C, Jan 2023
Private El Yunque Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour with Transport
This was a wonderful full day adventure in El Yunque! Jean was a terrific host/tour guide. Safety was a high priority, but the day was filled with fun and adventure. Biggest caution - you will be very muddy! We brought old sneakers that we planned to throw away after the excursion. We slipped these off at the end of the tour and put on sandals and threw them directly into the trash - they were not salvageable! Plan accordingly and you'll have a terrific day in the rainforest!
star-5
Unforgettable Experience!
Karenza_P, Dec 2022
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque Rainforest
Ivan and Anthony led our family on an unforgettable trip not juat through the rainforest, but also through the ecological and sociological evolution of Puerto Rico. They were engaging, informative, helpful, compassionate,safety oriented, and knowledgeable. Our children (ages 18, 16, 14, and 12) all had an amazing time. We are so glad we spent the afternoon on this tour. It will surely be the most talked about experience from our vacation.
star-5
Amazing adventure led by amazing people
Colleen_C, Dec 2022
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque Rainforest
Amazing guides - genuine joyful people who were super engaged and invested in the experience and your safety. We had a five year old with us and they were all over the tricky climbing areas ensuring we stepped carefully and had support. Would recommend this trip to anyone wanting a fun filled experience led by good kind people
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Fantastic guide and great tour
Brian_R, Dec 2022
Private El Yunque Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour with Transport
This was a great tour. Our guide Andres was very knowledgeable about the rain forest and shared his love of the environment with us. He was also very safety conscious making everyone feel very comfortable. Overall Andres was fantastic and the tour was phenomenal. I highly recommend it.
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We had a time in PR!
Patric_B, Dec 2022
Casual One Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop
We had a time ! Ryan aka Papi Chulo was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of history and safety briefings . We went on my wife’s birthday and they sang for her and made her feel so special. Highly recommend this tour ! Bring sturdy shoes and an extra shirt ! 10/10!!!
star-5
My best experience in PR!
Yolanda_B, Dec 2022
Casual One Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop
Amazing tour with great spots! Our tour guide “Papi Chulo” was outstanding and briefed a lot on safety first!
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Great highlights tour
Samantha_W, Nov 2022
Let a Local Show You Puerto Rico with Visit to El Yunque YNF-22052
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
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
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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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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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: