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.
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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.
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. 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.is a is an easy to come by snackbar and one of the quickest options for visitors here.
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.
|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|
|Other Attraction||6.6 mi. (2.3 km)||NNE||1.4 mi. West of Luquillo|
The forest is open to the public everyday from 7:30am until 6:00pm.
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