La Mina Falls

Waterfall in El Yunque

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To marvel at these falls, or to take a splash in some water, take the steep 30- to 45-minute hike (1.1km) from the Palo Colorado information Center down the mountain to the base of the falls. Here you’ll find the 35ft water cascade, quite stunning in its natural beauty. The hike is lush and slippery – be sure to be wear sturdy walking shoes. This is a popular spot with families and groups, so come early for tranquility.