Juan Diego Falls

Photo Credit: © Todd Hoosear CC BY

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.


Juan Diego Falls is located on the eastern part of the island of Puerto Rico, 6.2 miles southeast of Rio Grande; it's 5.8 miles to the 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

There are numerous eateries to select from in the neighborhood immediately near this waterfall. The closest restaurant to Juan Diego Falls is Yuquiyu Delights, which is an easy to reach snackbar. Casa Cubuy Restaurant and La Parilla Restaurant are some of the additional dining options close-by. At La Parilla Restaurant you and your party might eat some Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, should consider seeing La Mina Falls and La Coca Falls; both are within traveling distance of this page's falls. Other types of local attractions include El Yunque National Forest, which is a mile and a half away near Luquillo. You might want to also think about checking out Parque Damaso Rivera, which is another attraction close by.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't get bored. The closest attractions are listed 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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Location: Puerto Rico


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