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.


Located on the eastern section of the island of Puerto Rico, 6.2 miles southeast of Rio Grande, Juan Diego Falls happily welcomes local customers and vacationers lodging on this part of the island or close by. Regardless of whether or not you are staying nearby, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time. It is 5.8 miles south west of Luquillo.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this waterfall. The most proximate place to eat to Juan Diego Falls is Yuquiyu Delights, which is an easy to come by snackbar. Casa Cubuy Restaurant and La Parilla Restaurant offer additional restaurant choices nearby. At La Parilla Restaurant you and your group will want to try a bit of Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the Puerto Rico scene.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like waterfalls, and would like to see others, might check out La Mina Falls and La Coca Falls; both are a little ways off, but within reach if you've got a car. You'll find some additional activities in the area, including El Yunque National Forest, which is a mile and a half away near Luquillo. You might also want to consider visiting Parque Damaso Rivera, which is another attraction not far away.

Waterfalls are a great attraction to visit, but there's more to visit in Puerto Rico. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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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Location: Puerto Rico


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