Juan Diego Falls

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Juan Diego Falls is a popular picnicking and swimming spot in the El Yunque National Forest. Several tiers means you can hike a short ways for the rewarding oasis of the waterfall, or take it further to the top for something even more majestic.


Positioned in , welcomes local customers and travelers who are rooming in this part of Puerto Rico. However, even if you aren't staying particularly close, you are free to drop by to check out the sights.

Juan Diego Falls is located in the El Yunque National Forest. along Road 191 at KM 9.5. There is a wooden sign by the stream where you can park and then hike about 1/8 of a mile to the first pool. The ground can be uneven and muddy, but there are rocks to help you on your way.

Juan Diego Falls can be found on the eastern part of the island of Puerto Rico, 6.2 miles southeast of Rio Grande; it's six miles (nine and a half kilometers) to the south west of Luquillo.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this waterfall. Yuquiyu Delights is a is an easy to reach snackbar and also the closest restaurant to Juan Diego Falls. Also within a short distance, you'll find restaurants like Casa Cubuy Restaurant and La Parilla Restaurant where you and your group might try a bit of Caribbean fare and experience the flavors of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that are a fan of waterfalls, and would like to see others, ought to think about La Mina Falls and La Coca Falls; which are both a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. Other types of nearby activities include El Yunque National Forest, which is a mile and a half away near Luquillo. Furthermore, you can consider making the trip to Parque Damaso Rivera, which is another attraction nearby.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Juan Diego Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
El Yunque National Forest -- 1.4 mi. (11.4 km) SSW 7.1 mi. South West of Luquillo
Parque Damaso Rivera Other Attraction 5.2 mi. (2.3 km) NNE 1.4 mi. West of Luquillo
Rainforest Zip Line Other Attraction 6.2 mi. (6.0 km) NW Rio Grande
Bosque Estatal De Ceiba -- 9.4 mi. (2.6 km) E 1.6 mi. Southeast of Fajardo

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