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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 Tour from San Juan
El Yunque National Forest Tour from San Juan
$94.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing Adventure!
This tour was the highlight of our trip! It’s full of adventure and the guides are great at ensuring safety while having fun! We climbed mud walls, cliff jumped—different heights for everyone’s comfort, rope swinging, definitely and active tour.
Rebeka_B, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

star-5
Amazing ! Must do!
Natasha_D, Nov 2021
Puerto Rico Guided Adventure in El Yunque rainforest
This was amazing !! I loved it ! Our tour guy Ian was so nice, made safety a priority and gave a great amount of education about the forest you can tell he loved his job. This is a Must do excursions! (be prepared read details on how to dress)
star-4
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.
star-5
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!
star-5
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!
star-5
Great experience, good job to the people who is on the forest 🌳
Mireya_M, 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 !!!!
star-5
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.
star-5
The ultimate Puerto Rico tour
CorneliaTodd_H, Dec 2021
El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport
This is an excellent, fun and thorough tour especially because of Ryan, our guide. He is so knowledgeable about Puerto Rico, her history and heritage and how to have FUN! The rainforest is breathtaking; the water spots such fun; and the kiosks and beach is a great end to a great day. This tour covers everything: sights, fun and food (food costs not included, but the stops are inexpensive and delicious). It’s all day and a great value.
star-5
Fun
NATASHA_W, Dec 2021
Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour
Love the adventure we went on. When they say you need to be fit, they are correct. Both tour guides we’re amazing. Make sure your shoes have a good grip so you do t slide. The fruit was amazing. Highly recommend to do your tour with this place. Everyone was safe.
star-5
A quick but very stimulating experience
shnvvxvszb, Nov 2021
Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour
We had a wonderful time exploring el Yunque. The hiking was moderate, with moments of climbing slippery and muddy terrain. This hike expects to to jump from high places, so commit fully and you’ll have a blast. Expect to get your boots/sneakers muddy and soaked. Patricia and Maxine were phenomenal guides.
star-5
Awesomeness
Robert_M, Nov 2021
Day Trip to El Yunque Tropical Rainforest from San Juan
Not only the tour was professional but also accommodating. If there’s any bad reviews is because the reviewer was in a bad mood. 100% amazing day tour

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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