La Mina Falls

Photo Credit: © Tod Hoosear CC BY

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.


La Mina Falls is situated on the eastern side of the island of Puerto Rico, near Rio Grande; it is to the south west of Luquillo.

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 work up an appetite while viewing the waterfall, don't worry -- you'll discover numerous choices of local restaurants in this area. Yuquiyu Delights is a is an easy to come by snackbar close-by, making it a great option for visitors to La Mina Falls. The dining establishment is a short ways away, but far-off enough that you will probably want to arrange for employing some method of transportation to get there. Also close-by, you will come across restaurants such as Casa Cubuy Restaurant and Amador Colon Juan so with any luck, at least one of these nearby dining establishments will appease the whole party.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of waterfalls, and would like to see others, should consider seeing Juan Diego Falls and La Coca Falls; both of which are within driving distance of this page's falls. Other kinds of nearby activities include El Yunque National Forest, which is within driving distance near Luquillo. Also consider making the trip to Rainforest Zip Line, which is another attraction not far away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, take a look at what is closest 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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Location: Puerto Rico


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