La Mina Falls

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Tucked away in EL Yunque National Park, this waterfall is a hidden gem for any travel willing to make the journey to find it. If you enjoy a long hike, or an adventure upstream, then you will not want to miss La Mina Falls.

La Mina Falls is a true rain-forest waterfall. While not very tall, this waterfall is surrounded by lush ferns and tall trees that will make the tallest person feel small. Additionally, the sounds of the jungle are in full swing here, as it is a favorite spot for the parrots that call El Yunque Forest home.


Situated on the island of Puerto Rico, in the general vicinity of Rio Grande, La Mina Falls always welcomes residents and visitors rooming on this part of the island. But even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, Luquillo is to the northeast.

La Mina is not a waterfall easily reached by a vehicle. The best choice is to park at El Yunque Forest station and then take the waterfall trails. By doing this, not only will you see La Mina, but many other waterfalls as well.

Nearby Restaurants

If you find yourself hungry after viewing the waterfall, no problem -- you will find an impressive array of lunch and dinner options in this area. Yuquiyu Delights is a is an easy to reach snackbar and offers convenient access to this page's attraction. The restaurant is a slight distance away, but out of the way enough that you may want to make advance plans for using a viable type of transportation to travel there. Casa Cubuy Restaurant and Amador Colon Juan are a couple other dining options close-by where you will be able to experience the flavors of Puerto Rico, and munch on some tasty cuisine.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like waterfalls, and would like to see others, should check out Juan Diego Falls and La Coca Falls; both are not too far from this waterfall if you've got a car. Additional nearby attractions include El Yunque National Forest, which is within traveling distance near Luquillo. You might also think about heading over to Rainforest Zip Line, which is another attraction nearby.

The waterfall is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near La Mina Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
El Yunque National Forest -- 0.8 mi. (11.4 km) ESE 7.1 mi. South West of Luquillo
Rainforest Zip Line Other Attraction 6.1 mi. (6.0 km) NNW Rio Grande
Parque Damaso Rivera Other Attraction 6.7 mi. (2.3 km) NE 1.4 mi. West of Luquillo
Parque De Valenciano -- 9.6 mi. (11.4 km) WSW Juncos

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Location: Puerto Rico


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