El Yunque National Forest

Forest, Mountain, and Trail
Río Grande
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  • Gabriel R.
    "La Mina is a great waterfall and the entire park is breathtaking."(10 Tips)
    Richard R.
    "Great place to hike, short drive and just enjoy a nature walk."(27 Tips)
    Jaime B.
    "Breathtaking scenic views, awesome rivers, great rainforest!"(15 Tips)
    The Ritz-Carlton
    "only tropical rain forest in the US"(2 Tips)
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  • Ozlem P.
    The forest was an unforgettable and breathtaking experience... the best part of our trip. The falls were amazing. Be brave and get in. You won't regret it!
  • Kamaria M.
    La mina falls is a great short hike to do. It's paved the whole way so it's not too hard and there's tons of people bathing in the pool at the end
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawMarch 21
    Recommend Elliot tours for small groups!
  • Richard R.
    Great place to hike, short drive and just enjoy a nature walk. Stop at the visitors center for some information and snacks.
  • Omar L.
    Omar LopezFebruary 4
    The best pleace
  • Dion B.
    Dion BarelaJanuary 17
    A MUST when visiting PR. Plan to sweat and see scenic views. If you're not sweating, you're not having fun! Plan to arrive early to hike and take in the breathtaking views at your own pace.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy ThompsonDecember 3, 2016
    Great place to see rainforests up close - good trails to walk through
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy ThompsonDecember 3, 2016
    Great place to see rainforests with good trails!!
  • Tamara R.
    Tamara RiveraOctober 17, 2016
    Bring fruit and snacks to sit and enjoy! Pack extra clothes in a dry bag.
  • Deborah J.
    Deborah JanJuly 22, 2016
    Excellent!
  • Esther S.
    Esther SuhJune 11, 2016
    Take a few pics for the insta, but then put your phone away and take in all the beautiful green and lush nature around you. Don't be scared off by the rain, it makes the hike even better and special
  • Luiso H.
    Luiso HernandezFebruary 20, 2016
    Nice hiking! Beautiful views
  • Noah A.
    Noah AdamsFebruary 20, 2016
    Amazing! Take the trail to La Mina falls. It's all free if you avoid the visitor center.
  • Tonya B.
    Tonya BabichFebruary 18, 2016
    Go to the El Yunque peak. It is definitely worth the time and effort! The view is incredible!
  • Anna S.
    Anna SellemFebruary 15, 2016
    The trails are really well documented and designed. You don't necessarily need sneakers all the time for easy/moderate trail. Appropriate for any ages!
  • henry b.
    henry bakerFebruary 3, 2016
    very beautiful, too many tourists
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJanuary 19, 2016
    The El Yunque trail is fun - not as difficult as advertised.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WoodardJanuary 13, 2016
    Great walks in the Jungle. Look for Juan Diego Falls—off the tourist path.
  • La G.
    La GrillaJanuary 12, 2016
    Puente Roto, cold water river coming from the rain forest.
  • La G.
    La GrillaJanuary 12, 2016
    Visited El Yunque again today! This time we went to Puente Roto, the cold river with huge boulders in it! Super cold water, crystal clear! Zip lining is also available. Best place to visit ever!!!
  • Mario .
    Mario 🌮December 31, 2015
    Bring a Rain Jacket or Poncho....it's a RAINforest.
  • Amandeep G.
    Amandeep GillDecember 24, 2015
    Did the hiking trail to the waterfall - very pretty and work the hike! Definitely take swimwear.
  • Mohammad J.
    Mohammad JavaidDecember 12, 2015
    La Mina falls is much better than La Coca. The hike on the big tree trail isn't too steep. Good for first timers and youngsters or elders.
  • Yessenia I.
    Yessenia IniguezNovember 27, 2015
    The food stand they have! Amazing empañadas
  • Yessenia I.
    Yessenia IniguezNovember 27, 2015
    Everything!
  • Gabriel R.
    Gabriel Ruas Santos-RochaNovember 13, 2015
    La Mina is a great waterfall and the entire park is breathtaking. Be ready to sweat and walk a lot. Bring water.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WestSeptember 18, 2015
    Louie's VIP yours is the way to go! Easy hike/walk in and out to the falls, great views!
  • Jaime B.
    Jaime BabiloniaAugust 30, 2015
    Breathtaking scenic views, awesome rivers, great rainforest!
  • La G.
    La GrillaAugust 29, 2015
    Great hiking! The waterfalls are picturesque! Great for couples and families too!
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchwartzAugust 27, 2015
    Make sure you have your trail shoes on. Leave flip flops at home
  • Jess L.
    Jess LAugust 7, 2015
    So beautiful!! Had a great time lived swimming there and the water was so pretty.
  • Victoria
    VictoriaJuly 18, 2015
    Love it !! So peaceful,the most beautiful thing I ever seem 😍😍😍
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertMay 19, 2015
    palo colorado trees rot hollow inside as they age even as the tree still grows and lives, forming some of the most valuable real estate for the denizens of the rainforest
  • David P.
    David PowlowskiMay 16, 2015
    It's natural.
  • h
    hMay 13, 2015
    Bring water shows!! Rocks are slippery at la Mina 😯
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughMarch 2, 2015
    Def make the hike into La Mina falls. It's about 25 mins each way but totally worth it. The water is cold so bring a towel to dry off after. Wear sneakers.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KFebruary 1, 2015
    It's a RAINforest. Plan accordingly.
  • Maria Relea
    Maria ReleaDecember 22, 2014
    Natural park, what more can I say. Simply beautiful!
  • travelFREAK
    travelFREAKDecember 14, 2014
    Most of the stops are and typical attractions along the road are pretty underwhelming. Drive as far as you can up the mountain and do the 0.8 mi Mt. Britton Tower hike for 360 degree views!
  • Francis U.
    Francis UdlerOctober 15, 2014
    Do not recommend specially as in an organized trip. If interested drive directly to waterfall. Not true hike as all path is paved.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 9, 2014
    The only tropical rain forest in the US, El Yunque National Forest has some of the best hiking trails and camping spots in the region. Don't forget to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall pool.
  • Floyd G.
    Floyd GreenwoodSeptember 9, 2014
    Amazing trails. And waterfall was worth it!!
  • Alex C.
    Alex CavoulacosJuly 22, 2014
    If you already know where you want to hike, go straight past the welcome center to skip the fee!
  • Carla W.
    Carla WilliamsMay 21, 2014
    Beautiful waterfalls and flowers. Can't forget the parrots
  • Rosa💛 {.
    We almost got lost, we had seniors in our group and the tour guide didnt wait for them pretty sad
  • Ezra N.
    Ezra NelsonApril 7, 2014
    Bring a rain jacket and hiking boots! Highway not open on weekdays!
  • Susan W.
    Susan WilliamsMarch 20, 2014
    Take a dip at the waterfall! It's cold but you quickly get used to it :)
  • jill m.
    jill millerMarch 4, 2014
    Unless you hike on the regular--make two day trips instead of one long day. Bring a poncho--you will get wet at some point.
  • Samuel M.
    Samuel MuñizFebruary 28, 2014
    The climb to the original tower can be pretty challenging, but so worth it!
  • Faviola S.
    Faviola S.February 7, 2014
    A wonderful place for tourist and Puerto Ricans to have an adventurous day. Bring good tennis shoes, because you'll be walking and climbing most of the time.
  • Out of Service
    Out of ServiceJanuary 27, 2014
    Simple Awesome! #natureporn
  • Neysa C.
    Neysa ChasenJanuary 11, 2014
    Wear good walking or hiking shoes and bring a raincoat. Expect short lived heavy downpours, followed by hot sun.
  • Ktig
    KtigJanuary 9, 2014
    Disappointing trough of tourists. Would be much more exciting with fewer people and some unpaved trails
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JohnsonDecember 22, 2013
    Great views at the lookout tower!
  • Ammaro
    AmmaroDecember 20, 2013
    Don't do the short half day tour, they'll only take you along the main paths and you won't see much. Take the longer tours that go into the forest itself and find yourself a waterfall to swim in!
  • C.Melissa F.
    Hiking, camping, swiming. Awesome
  • Amit S.
    Amit ShettyNovember 26, 2013
    Temper your expectations of a huge payoff. Nice waterfalls but nothing spectacular. Nice hike though.
  • Tony P.
    Tony PietroNovember 18, 2013
    Great trails, and amazing views at Yokahu Tower
  • Yair F.
    Yair FlickerSeptember 29, 2013
    Go to Juan Diego trail at precisely the 9.5 kilometer marker. The trail is no longer on park maps but is much more fun than the other trails. Watch for cobwebs. Hike till you see the big waterfall.
  • Luquillo T.
    Luquillo TaxiJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Luquillo Taxi & Tours, the #1 Reputable & Affordable adventure transportation n #PuertoRico #SanJuan #Taxi #Riogrande BOOK EARLY 787-513-7685
  • Krystal L.
    Krystal LMay 24, 2013
    Be sure to bring plenty of water if you are going on the trails. The trails are super fun but you will get thirsty.
  • Mikey
    MikeyMay 9, 2013
    And taste the water
  • Mai N.
    Mai NortonMay 5, 2013
    You needed to go to the north aside to see waterfalls. The ride to the top is steep but doable. Motion sickness for the weak stomached. Beautiful + accessible but only one trail with no waterfalls.
  • James C.
    James CullinApril 24, 2013
    Try Big Tree Trail down to La Mina waterfall. Not a bad hike, and the views are amazing!
  • Sidd T.
    Sidd TasticApril 20, 2013
    1. Bring a rain jacket. 2. Bring a change of clothes. 3. Bring a poncho. 4. Bring a waterproof camera. 5. Bring a lot of time. 6. Come from the North side.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsFebruary 11, 2013
    Just 30 minutes from the city, this lush national park is amazingly pristine. Hike around to admire its many waterfalls and secret swimming holes. For more, follow us on 4sq or at www.renhotels.com.
  • Luquillo T.
    Luquillo TaxiJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The #1 Reputable and Discount Taxi service in Puerto Rico! Google: "Luquillo TAXI" and check our trip advisor reviews under "Luquillo TAXI" or "Shawn Herrera"E-MAIL ~ luquillotaxi@gmail.com
  • Georgeg100
    Georgeg100December 23, 2012
    Bring good sneakers or water shoes
  • Georgeg100
    Georgeg100December 23, 2012
    Beautiful view out to the Atlantic
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MDecember 19, 2012
    So much to see and explore at the only tropical rainforest in the United States!
  • PR Fun Tours
    PR Fun ToursNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I do Tours here every week its the only rainforest in the Américas its 3000ft and some of the best water falls in the World and you can swim in.them...
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DodsonNovember 13, 2012
    The roads are extremely windy and narrow at points, stay within the speed limit and be a safe driver!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 8, 2012
    The drive is a little scary but the views make it worthwhile! Let your inner nature buff run wild - no tour guide necessary. Explore the natural wonders of the rain forrest and swim in a waterfall!
  • Yoshi H.
    Yoshi HarrisOctober 7, 2012
    Beautiful place! God is a fantastic landscaper!
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PrietoAugust 7, 2012
    The piña coladas are yummy
  • Yanira R.
    Yanira RiosJuly 30, 2012
    Bring your swimsuit and be prepared to be walking for hours and through slippery ground. It's a great experience, specially if you go all the way down on the tiny trail to La Mina waterfall.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DeLeonJuly 19, 2012
    A wonderful site to visit when you are in Puerto Rico. Look in the elephant ears leaves and you might find a coqui.
  • Julie R.
    Julie RehbeinJune 2, 2012
    If you are somewhat "fit", skip the 1/2 day tour & go on a real 10-hr hike, or 2-day tour for maximum fun!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RusteenMay 26, 2012
    Don't do a guided tour for $45 because they do the same things as you can do yourself if you rent a car
  • Susan C.
    Susan ConradMarch 25, 2012
    Use John Druitt as your guide....he was fantastic!
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 17, 2012
    wear sneakers, bring warm clothes and an umbrella - it will rain. swim in the rainfall. access to the rainforest is free but there's a $4 fee to enter via the Visitor Center
  • Luis M.
    Luis MaldonadoMarch 17, 2012
    I LOVE TO GO TO EL YUNQUE. PUENTE ROTO IS MY FAVORITE PLACE!
  • George H.
    George HainesFebruary 20, 2012
    Try the potato salad.
  • Jonathan Z.
    Jonathan ZJanuary 17, 2012
    Visit El Mina Falls!
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVNovember 18, 2011
    The world's new 7 wonders Nod! Exotic trees, flowers,The Puertorrican Parrot & the most beautiful waterfall. - Kenya Michaels, RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4
  • Carlito G.
    Carlito G.September 21, 2011
    Probably the only chance you'll get in a lifetime to see a rainforest and swim in its waters
  • André Z.
    André ZhangSeptember 3, 2011
    Considered to us as one of the 7 Wonders of the World! The Yunque will provide lots of adventure and excitement as you climb your way to the top, enjoy the breath-taking view! Be sure to bring water!
  • A.Hernández
    A.HernándezJuly 26, 2011
    Don't bring anything illegal!!! US Border Patrol car inspection.
  • Lindsey C.
    Lindsey CashApril 15, 2011
    Louie's VIP Tours is the best guided tour you can get, he knows everything about the culture, plants, flowers and history of PR. Great guy!
  • Linds
    LindsMarch 18, 2011
    La Mina Falls is pretty crowded with people and swimmers, so stop and enjoy the mini-falls along the trail before reaching the full waterfall.
  • Ian Michael C.
    Ian Michael CorderoFebruary 2, 2011
    Make sure to bring some supplies and be ready to blaze and connect with nature
  • Chris A.
    Chris A.December 6, 2010
    Yokohu Tower provides great vistas of the eastern side of the Island, and on clear days (which, being a rainforest, are few and far between) you can see the Virgin Islands. Be sure to also try some Pi
  • Moises F.
    Moises FigueroaSeptember 16, 2010
    I forget to share El Yunque link on the Web. Check it out and have fun. Make sure to visit the surrounding beaches in the area. Read more
  • K N.
    K NickAugust 29, 2010
    The waterfall at the bottom of the hike is beautiful; the water is cold but awesome for light swimming pass the rocks. Great photo opps :0)
  • Faye I.
    Faye IbarsAugust 20, 2010
    Don't miss Yokahu Tower! Best view of the forest.
  • Donna S.
    Donna SAugust 16, 2010
    Climbed to the top and saw a very beautiful view! I've haven't experienced mud like this since I was a child! Too much fun!
  • Chaz D.
    Chaz DeckerAugust 8, 2010
    Start early, lots to do.
  • C. F.
    C. FergyJuly 22, 2010
    Get here early!!! Before 9 am if you like hiking by yourself. Simple hiking trails that have you looking more as to where you step than enjoying the surroundings. Yet, if you like a hike that gives y
  • Fredrick G.
    Fredrick GalosoJune 8, 2010
    Use plenty of bug repellant. Especially at lower altitudes, the mosquitoes can be pesterant.
  • wilnor m.
    wilnor mercadoApril 24, 2010
    Explore la mina trail ends @ a nice waterfall
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!November 23, 2016
    ☔️💦💧🇵🇷🌴🍃
  • Yesenia V.
    Yesenia VegaMarch 23, 2016
    Ni visitandolo 10 veces ves todo lo que hay para ver! Cada vez que voy me sorprendo mas!
  • Mordo d.
    Mordo de MaruApril 10, 2015
    Lleno de rutas y lindísimo.
  • Hans Christian R.
    Hans Christian RodríguezNovember 22, 2013
    Espectacular, mágico e imprescindible en la visita a Puerto Rico. Está lleno de especies, supuestamente ninguna venenosa, con lo que es un lugar seguro para explorar, eso sí, siempre acompañado.
  • Jorge N.
    Jorge NievesNovember 21, 2013
    El mejor lugar para caminar y relajarse un poco...
  • Xavier M.
    Xavier MartínezNovember 9, 2013
    Una experiencia única e inolvidable !! Tienes que vivirla !!!
  • Omar L.
    Omar LOctober 5, 2013
    Esta cerrado hasta nuevo aviso.
  • Noel A.
    Noel AponteAugust 10, 2013
    Uno delos bosques mas hermosos del mundo
  • Revista IDentidad
    Revista IDentidadJune 5, 2012
    Localizado en la Sierra de Luquillo, es el único bosque tropical lluvioso en el sistema de Bosque Nacionales de los E.E.U.U. y alberga una inmensa cantidad de especies tanto vegetales como animales.
    Upvoted Jul 27
  • Travel+Leisure México
    Travel+Leisure MéxicoJanuary 5, 2012
    Estás en un lugar ideal para hacer senderismo y refrescarte en sus cascadas. Si escuchas con atención podrás distinguir el croar de la rana coquí, símbolo nacional. Read more
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