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 is found on the island of Puerto Rico, in the vicinity of Juncos; it is 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 viewing this waterfall, you're in luck, since you can find a broad selection of local dining spots near this attraction. The most nearby place to eat to La Coca Falls is Yuquiyu Delights, which is a convenient snackbar. Casa Cubuy Restaurant and Wetzel's Pretzels Canovanas are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Wetzel's Pretzels Canovanas you and your companions should try out American meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, should check out La Mina Falls and Juan Diego Falls; both are within a car's reach of La Coca Falls. There are some additional attractions in the area, including El Yunque National Forest, which is within driving range near Luquillo. You might also think about heading to Rainforest Zip Line, which is another attraction not far away.

Waterfalls are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in Puerto Rico. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

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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