El Yunque National Forest

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As the only tropical rain forest in the United States, El Yunque is a prized possession in Puerto Rico. Explore its nearly 28,000 acres of dense forests and rough mountain landscape through their hiking trails, lookout towers, or driving through its main road and simply looking around.

El Yunque National Forest contains nearly a dozen different trails that hikers can choose from when exploring the forest, all great for seeing wildlife and the beautiful Puerto Rican scenery. Additionally, guests can also partake is a few of the parks water activities.

Location

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El Yunque has its own major road, Route 191, which is easily accessible.

El Yunque National Forest can be found on the island of Puerto Rico, 6.7 miles southeast of Rio Grande; it is 7.1 miles to the south west of Luquillo.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending a few hours exploring the area is enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of the nature preserve. Yuquiyu Delights is a is an easy to come by snackbar and one of the quickest options for visitors here. Casa Cubuy Restaurant and La Parilla Restaurant are additional dining options close-by. At La Parilla Restaurant you and your group will want to try a bite of Caribbean dishes and experience the Puerto Rico culture.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local activities include La Mina Falls, which is within driving distance near Luquillo. Also think about heading to Juan Diego Falls, which is another attraction nearby.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near El Yunque National Forest
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
La Mina Falls GeoFeature 0.8 mi. (11.9 km) WNW 7.4 mi. South West of Luquillo
Juan Diego Falls GeoFeature 1.4 mi. (9.3 km) NNE 5.8 mi. South West of Luquillo
La Coca Falls GeoFeature 5.1 mi. (14.6 km) W 9.0 mi. South of Loiza
Parque Damaso Rivera Other Attraction 6.6 mi. (2.3 km) NNE 1.4 mi. West of Luquillo

More Information

Hours

The forest is open to the public everyday from 7:30am until 6:00pm.

Phone

(787) 888-1880

Website

http://www.fs.usda.gov/elyunque

 

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