La Coca Falls

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This tremendous waterfall is one of the many wonders located in El Yunque National Park, though luckily, is not too far into the forest. Offering breathtaking views, this waterfall also allows visitors to climb up close to it and really feel the thundering force.

This 87 foot tall cascade stands out in staunch white compared to the dark stone behind it and the lush green forest around it. Despite its popularity, the national forest around the falls keeps it secluded and maintains the natural beauty.

Location

La Coca Falls lies on the eastern part of the island of Puerto Rico, near Juncos; it's to the south of Loiza.

The waterfall is easy to get to and is located just off Highway 191 that dips into El Yunque National Park.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while viewing the waterfall, don't worry -- you'll find a wide variety of food offerings in the vicinity. The closest eatery to La Coca Falls is Yuquiyu Delights, which is an easy to come by snackbar. Also close-by, you'll find restaurants such as Casa Cubuy Restaurant and Wetzel's Pretzels Canovanas where you and your companions will want to sample American dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy waterfalls, and have the energy to view some others, should check out La Mina Falls and Juan Diego Falls; which are both within a car's reach of this waterfall. Other nearby attractions include El Yunque National Forest, which is within traveling range near Luquillo. You might want to also think about visiting Rainforest Zip Line, which is another attraction in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near La Coca Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
El Yunque National Forest -- 5.1 mi. (11.4 km) E 7.1 mi. South West of Luquillo
Rainforest Zip Line Other Attraction 5.8 mi. (6.0 km) N Rio Grande
Parque De Valenciano -- 6.1 mi. (11.4 km) SW Juncos
Parque Felipe Diaz Torres -- 6.4 mi. (11.1 km) SW Juncos

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Hours

If you plan on visiting the site, plan ahead, because the gates are only open from 7:00am until 6:00pm.

Location: Puerto Rico

 

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