Several beautiful inns, B&Bs and guesthouses have opened up along the edges of El Yunque – not actually within the national forest, but along its fringe, which still feels very wild. The proximity to the rainforest means lots of loud animal activity: the sound of chirruping coquí will send you to sleep, and you’ll wake to wild birds whistling. Some places are accessible along the north section of Hwy 191, coming from Río Grande (Luquillo beaches are only a few minutes away). Other accommodations are on the south side, also on Hwy 191. Due to mudslides, south side accommodations must be accessed from the Naguabo entrance to El Yunque. These are good choices if you want to be in close proximity to day trips in and around Fajardo. Most properties have minimum stays.