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El Yunque National Park
El Yunque National Park

El Yunque National Park

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3,531 Reviews
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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Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque rainforest
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Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque rainforest
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$89.00 per adult
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Amazing!
Found this tour at the last second after we could not buy our own tickets to the forest online...and so glad we did! So much better this way. Daniel Sr and Daniel Jr were absolutely excellent tour guides with the right balance of information/education and fun on this once in a lifetime adventure. Loved the hike, the rope swing, the natural slides! We had a wonderful time the kids will always remember. Thank you!
Daniel_P, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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Fun trip.
Sterling_F, Jul 2021
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque rainforest
Guides made the most of the hike in view of the inclement weather. Very safety oriented. Made sure that everyone was attended to.
star-5
Great tour for the time and money
Teniecha_C, Jun 2021
Let me show you MY island! (with visit to El Yunque)
This was an AMAZING tour! Our guide was phenomenal and very knowledgeable. She was so friendly and knew so much history. The trip was well planned and since we went during Covid, they seemed to book less people per tour group. The van was comfy and had decent (not the best) AC during our super hot day. I would recommend this tour to anyone. So glad I was able to experience Puerto Rico with you all.
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Fun adventure
Corey_O, Jun 2021
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque rainforest
The tour guides were great. They were funny and safety oriented. I strongly recommend this tour. My son and I made some great memories!
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Give Yourself an Experience! :)
Thomas_H, May 2021
El Yunque National Forest Tour from San Juan
The Hike to the water pools, slides and jumps was amazing! Perfect for anyone with moderately good health and stamina, saw some proud moments of folks:) Frankie and Guides= AMAZING! Energy, Safety, Cheerleaders and Fun! Highly recommend!
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A truly great experience
Kira_C, Apr 2021
El Yunque National Forest Tour from San Juan
This was a wonderful experience! My boyfriend and I booked this trip for our first time in Puerto Rico and Jonathan was fantastic he engaged our whole group which was about 15 and he follows mask and safety protocols! He is funny and encouraging for the jobs and even showed us some cool plants, we got drinks and went by the beach! If you’re looking for a overall fantastic experience highly recommend doing this! Can’t wait to go back again!
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El Yunque with Eli
David_E, Apr 2021
Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest
Eli was an amazing tour guide. She balanced everyone’s safety with a positive experience. You should heed her warnings about mud. The RE is a natural waterfall slide and high dive.
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Rainforest adventure
Brandon_C, Jul 2021
Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest
Kendra and Rodriguez were amazing. They made the whole experience very enjoyable. The tour was very informative and we felt very safe. Recommended 100%.
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Awesome tour
Leah_L, Jul 2021
Let me show you MY island! (with visit to El Yunque)
The tour was unforgetable and Marcos was a superb tour guide. We really enjoyed this tour and learned a lot of Puerto Rico’s history
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Immerse yourself in the nature
Amina_H, May 2021
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque rainforest
Amazing experience, the tour guides could not have been nicer and more welcoming. The hike was so fun and scenic. Beautiful views, the cleanest water streams where you have time to swim in and jump off cliffs. If you like hiking and adventure this is definitely the excursion for you. Make sure to bring shoes you don’t mind getting muddy! John, Harry, and Janine were the best !
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Absolutely the tour to take!
Cal_H, Jul 2021
Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest
Carlos was a fantastic guide and got us on the trails early to beat the crowds and really appreciate the beauty of the rainforest. Then fresh mangos and papayas after rock jumping and swimming the pools under the watergal. This is absolutely the tour you need to take to have the best experience hiking El Yunque!
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Great views short hike
Amber_D, Jul 2021
El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport
The views were breath taking! The tour guides were very encouraging and friendly. The water slide is a must it’s so fun. Not much of a hike at all spend most of the time driving.
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Jungle fun
Tia_Y, Jul 2021
El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport
Jordan was out tour guide he did an aweaome job to make sure everyone felt safe, and had a good time. Camden was also very helpful as he made our group feel safe. Our favorite part was the water slide.

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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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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