.Sit back and relax on this leisurely trip to the El Yunque Rainforest the only subtropical rainforest in the United States Forest Service.
The forest system is a nature lover’s wonderland with river streams, hiking trails, and panoramic vistas. There’s no other place like it in Puerto Rico. In fact, there’s no other place like it in the entire United States. Under its trees, you’ll find a unique ecosystem that has enchanted its visitors for centuries. Which at this time is in nature’s recovery. This Tour gives a peak preview at the Rainforest after Hurricane Marias forceful winds.
Enjoy the Rain forest from a different view. One of its best known sites, La Coca Falls will be your first stop for a photo opportunity, enjoy the beautiful panoramic view from Yokaho Observation Tower and then explore the lower east end of the forest into Angelito’s Trail where you will enjoy a 20 minute semi-athletic hike each way .
Next stop is at the Mameyes River, (Puente Roto Crossing) which is the most popular water play area on the forest that is currently open to visitors. There you can take pictures and cool off. Water shoes are recommended to go into the river.
From your Tour Guide you will learn about the diverse vegetation and wildlife. Like all ecosystems in wake of a natural disaster, the rain forest will now go through a process of succession, with pioneer species taking root first. See how Mother Nature starts bringing back the lush Greenery and recover.
After a relaxing time by the river your tour guide will take you to the famous Luquillo (Beach & Kiosks) a one hour stop for some local cuisine such as fritters such as “alcapurias”, “bacalaitos” or other local flavors.