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.


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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.

Positioned on the island of Puerto Rico, in the vicinity of Rio Grande, La Mina Falls welcomes local customers and vacationers rooming on this part of the island or close by. Even if you are not staying very close, you should think about stopping by to check it out. If you're wondering, Luquillo is to the northeast.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the waterfall. The most frequented nearby eatery to La Mina Falls is Yuquiyu Delights, which is a convenient snackbar. The dining establishment is a brief ways off, but removed enough that you will probably want to arrange for taking advantage of some mode of transportation to get there. Casa Cubuy Restaurant and Amador Colon Juan offer additional dining options close-by where visitors will be able to enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy waterfalls, and would like to see others, should consider going to Juan Diego Falls and La Coca Falls; both of which are within driving distance of this waterfall. Other types of nearby activities include El Yunque National Forest, which is within driving distance near Luquillo. You might also want to think about heading to Rainforest Zip Line, which is another attraction not far away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

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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