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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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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
Traveler Favorite
Beautiful tour
Hector is an excellent guide tour. He made everyone comfortable and very knowledgeable. I really enjoy my tour.
Susana_M, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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Rain, rain
Jennifer_R, Sep 2021
El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport
Pedro and the driver were awesome! We were not able to do the rock slide, swim in the river, or go to the beach due to the weather and flooding. Safety first 🥰 They couldn’t control the weather unfortunately. Lol… However, Pedro, the driver, and the tour company did everything within their power to make it up to us.
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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!
star-5
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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So much fun
Tamika_J, Oct 2021
El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport
We had the most fun with Ryan and Emilio. Ryan was hilarious and gave great information about the rainforest and about the island itself. We had an amazing time with each stop. Next time I come to the island I'm definitely calling and booking a tour
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Thanks
Amy_R, Oct 2021
El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour
La coca falls was great, we appreciated Francisco’s stories. We also enjoyed the quick stop at the food trucks.
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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 !

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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