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El Yunque National Park
El Yunque National Park

El Yunque National Park

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5,022 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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Let me show you MY island! (with visit to El Yunque)
Let me show you MY island! (with visit to El Yunque)
$85.00 per adult
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Amazing!
This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Marcos was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and kind! He made the tour truly enjoyable and worth it! From the historical facts to making sure we took the right pictures and giving us the proper time at each stop was greatly appreciated! Top notch service and experience! Recommended A++ Gracias Marcos por todo!
Juan_S, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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Jeffrey_G, Sep 2021
Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest - Transport included
Great experience Kendra sents a text the night before very clear cut listen to what it says. Very upfront tour and Kendra and the driver ensure safety the whole time. Very beautiful make sure you bring sneakers!! Worth every penny!!!
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Excellent/Superb!
Ianna_G, Sep 2021
Let me show you MY island! (with visit to El Yunque)
If i could give this 100 stars i would! My tour guide Hector was FANTASTIC BEYOND PHENOMENAL! This was my first time in Puerto Rico & Hector made sure to give my group all the wonderful History of the island. He was so funny and so helpful. Took our pictures and also kept us safe and well informed. The transportation was clean and well equipped with safety PPEs. He made our trip 1000x more epic i would 100% recommend this excursion & if your looking for a good time HECTOR IS YOUR GUY!
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Great adventure
Roderick_G, Aug 2021
Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest - Transport included
Guide was great! The scenery was awesome. The hike not to hard, or to easy. The water was so clean and cool.
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What an adventure!
Deborah_M, Aug 2021
El Yunque Natural Waterslide & Rainforest Hiking with Transportation
Strenuous but amazing trip! Our guide Hector was knowledgeable and added a lot of fun to the trip while always keeping our safety in mind. Highly recommend!
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Book now! You won’t regret it.
Crystal_G, Aug 2021
Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest
If you don’t book with them you’re missing out. Ian and Vanessa were nothing short of AMAZING. Friendly, fun knowledgeable on the history of the rainforest and I felt safe with them. Van was clean, not overcrowded, cool and he drove safely. They were With you literally every step of the way. I can’t wait for my next trip To pr to book specifically with them. Thank you for an amazing experience!
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Great experience, good job to the people who is on the forest 🌳
Mireya_C, Aug 2021
El Yunque Natural Waterslide & Rainforest Hiking with Transportation
Yohanna, Adriana and Agusto was our guide, very good team. Yohanna and Adriana explain about flora and fauna. And Little bit about Puerto Rico History. As well Agusto did a great job in our safety in the water. Thank you guys !!!!
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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.
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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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Best tour guide, beautiful scenery
Nicole_P, Sep 2021
El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport
Our tour guide, Pedro, was the best! He was super knowledgeable, funny and probably one of the nicest people I've ever met. The food we stopped for before getting to the Rainforest was delicious. Everything was beautiful. I would absolutely recommend this tour to others.

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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