El Yunque National Forest

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Through the Tower Window
The El Yunque National Forest has been attracting visitors since the site's opening over a century ago.

There's lots to see and do along the twisting and turning roads. Don't miss the waterfalls, rivers, and the tower of this photo—especially if you want a fantastic view of the lush jungle and mountains, capped with rolling fog.

I suggest visiting on a weekday, in the morning. Be prepared for rainy weather even if it's sunny prior to entering. You can bypass the entrance, stay on the main road, and continue up till you reach this tower. Anything off the main road is free to visit and enjoy.

Look for groups of cars parked alongside the road, that's where you know there's probably a little river or waterfall around that area.
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Hiking to Spectacular Views in El Yunque
Hike to waterfalls, climb viewing towers, and snap photos of stunning natural landscapes in the U.S. National Forest Service's only tropical rain forest. Keep an eye out for coqui, Puerto Rico's famous singing tree frogs, plus iguanas and all kinds of birds.
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Amazing National Forest
Puerto Rico is beautiful. El Yunque is a national forest with unique flora and fauna, and picturesque views of mountains, ocean, and waterfalls.
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Exploring El Yunque
In the El Yunque National Forest, you are completely surrounded by lush, green plants and fresh air. There are trails that you can hike all the way to the highest point of the forest! I only had time for a half-day tour, but I would have loved to spend an entire day exploring the trails.
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El Yunque National Forest

The only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Park Service is found within small El Yunque National Forest. Well-maintained trails make the park easy to explore, and the rewards are many: splashing waterfalls and lush forests filled with ferns and tropical flowers. Keep an eye out for endemic species like the rare and endangered Puerto Rican amazon (a type of parrot) and the island's beloved coquí frogs, which sing their distinctive song every evening at sundown.

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