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El Yunque National Park
El Yunque National Park

El Yunque National Park

Route 191

The Basics

El Yunque is a popular hiking spot, home to many well-defined trails that will take you past sites such as La Coca Falls, La Mina Falls, the Yokahu Observation Tower, and the Mount Britton Lookout Tower observation point. Popular ways to explore independently or with a tour guide include a nature walk or a hiking tour. As a popular day-trip destination from San Juan, many tours also include convenient round-trip transportation for added convenience.

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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour
El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour
star-4.5
$125.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Soooo glad we did this!
Our guide, Francisco, was delightful - knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, solicitous of our safety.. The rain forest itself was stunningly beautiful. It was a wonderful experience on all levels.
Lillian_W, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

star-4
Great spot- clean- beds were not comfortable
Carla_H, Jun 2022
Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour
Loved the quaint town and staying in the middle of the locals- small - clean and beautiful view- was a bit disappointed you could not access the beach at all from this point- but could take a short walk to the beach so it wasn’t too bad. The beds - like most in PR are FIRM - so I didn’t sleep very well- would invest in better linens and pillows- travel with your own pillow if that matters to you!
star-5
Highly recommend this company
Carl_F, Jun 2022
El Yunque Rainforest Tour from San Juan
Great guides that were very knowledgeable and supportive of all of the people on the hike. We saw other tours without any safety gear. We all went out with helmets and life jackets. The guides put everyone's safety first and modified activities around people's comfort levels.
star-5
Love love love Isaac
CYNTHIA_D, Jun 2022
Day Trip to El Yunque Tropical Rainforest from San Juan
This was amazing tour from start to finish ! I am sooo happy that we did it. Our tour guide Isaac is the bomb he was so thorough, and knowledgeable that he gave the tour a perfect balance of fun and education. Isaac was prompt, professional and safety was his main priority. I would definitely recommend this tour and Isaac. He is truly an assets to the company.. thank you Isaac
star-5
Great tour!
Bridget_F, Jun 2022
Zipline Canopy and El Yunque Rainforest Combo Tour
Our guides for the rainforest tour were AWESOME! Everyone in my family had a great time during the rainforest tour. The zip lining tour was okay. Our if the eight lines, two were good. The other six are literally zipping from one post to another, back to the first. The first six lines are very short. The last two lines were good. The staff at zip lining were very detailed and safety minded.
star-5
Dynamic team for a dynamic tour!
Michelle_R, May 2022
El Yunque Rainforest Tour from San Juan
Franchesca and George, thee best tour guides ever! It was all about safety and fun! This tour was well balanced! Thanks to an amazing team and Mitchell who helped us too!
star-5
Rainforest Adventure
Angela_R, May 2022
Zipline Canopy and El Yunque Rainforest Combo Tour
Beautiful plant life, guide was extremely knowledgeable and upbeat! A hiking through & over rocks a bit physically challenging, fun, exciting and would do again. Sliding down the rock falls was a blast! This company takes safety seriously!! 😃
star-5
Excellent driver, good sights, knowledgeable driver
Gary_R, May 2022
Let A Local Show You Puerto Rico: Visit to El Yunque Included
How soon it was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable, very focused on the group's safety, and a delight to be around.
star-5
Great experience Not difficult to complete
Jose_L, May 2022
Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour
Great tour ! simple and easy walk thru the rain forest towards the waterfall. I would recommend bring “disposable” or old shoes, because they are likely to very dirty with mud difficult to clean. otherwise very nice experience by jumping into the water and go thru the natural slide. when going towards the rally point use Waze as a map for directions, other maps are unlikely to work and not giving accurate descriptions.
star-5
Great Experience
Dennis_U, May 2022
Casual One: El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop w/ Transport
Our tour guide Ryan was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience memorable for all. He provided tips to our ensure our safety and recommendations that allowed us to fully experience the tour.
star-5
Fun in the Jungle
Mitchell_V, Apr 2022
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque Rainforest
We had so much fun in the jungle! You do get muddy (there’s a place to clean off after) and definitely wear good hiking shoes! Also it could be a lot for small children. We had the best time though! Our guides were awesome and we would absolutely do it again!
star-5
Great time
Michael_T, Apr 2022
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque Rainforest
Great tour guided by Daniel and Pancho! We are a family of 3 (with a 16 year old) and the tour was amazing. Daniel and Pancho care about safety first and it showed.
star-5
Great trip! Edwin was the best
Lynne_P, Apr 2022
Casual One: El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine, and Shop w/ Transport
Our tour guide Edwin was fantastic. He made the trip even better with his fun attitude and his passion for what he does. The information he shared about the area and its environment was fascinating. He was friendly and helpful at all times, keeping everyone's good time and safety in mind.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The El Portal Rain Forest Center provides a good introduction to the area—pick up a map and follow the signposted trails.

  • Wear hiking boots, comfortable clothing, and bring a bathing suit; flip flops are not recommended.

  • Big Tree Trail is one of the most popular hiking routes in the forest; however, the trails are not accessible for wheelchair users or those with strollers.

  • Popular combination tours include a kayaking trip on the nearby bioluminescent bay and a visit to Luquillo Beach.

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How to Get There

The El Yunque National Forest (formerly Caribbean National Forest) is in the northeast of Puerto Rico, less than an hour's drive from San Juan. Driving time from Fajardo is under half an hour. Many tour operators offer round-trip transportation to El Yunque too.

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Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan


When to Get There

El Yunque is an easy half-day trip from Old San Juan. There's no distinct wet or dry season in the forest, and the temperature remains a comfortable 70°F (21°C) to 80°F (26°C) all year round.

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How to Explore El Yunque

Home to a number of hiking trails and natural pools, it can be tricky to know where to begin in El Yunque. Follow one of the more popular routes along the La Coca trail, which is dotted with ponds perfect for a refreshing dip; alternatively, El Angelito trail rewards you with a fun rope swing and lagoon experience at the end. Whichever route you choose, there's lots to love at El Yunque.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to El Yunque National Park?
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Attractions near El Yunque National Park:
Q:
What else should I know about attractions in San Juan?
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As well as visiting the El Yunque National Park, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: