Top Choice Nature Reserve in El Yunque

El Yunque National Forest

The only rainforest in the US National Forest System, El Yunque is a highlight of any visit to Puerto Rico. Visitors enjoy access to the lush, verdant forest along 37km of paths, often passing waterfalls and rivers …
Archaeological Site in El Yunque

El Hippie Petroglyphs

Several Taíno petroglyphs can be seen along the Río Blanco in the foothills of El Yunque. Located just south of a swimming hole known as 'El Hippie,' they're carved on two huge rocks along the river. Travelers can a…
Waterfall in El Yunque

La Mina Falls

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 35…
Waterfall in El Yunque

La Coca Falls

The first spectacular natural feature you see as Hwy 191 climbs south toward the forest peaks is an 85ft cascade as the stream tumbles from a precipice to the right of the highway onto boulder formations.
Viewpoint in El Yunque

Baño Grande & Baño de Oro

Baño Grande, a former swimming hole built during the Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps, lies across Hwy 191 from the Palo Colorado Information Center. About 50yd up the road, Baño de Oro is another forme…
Viewpoint in El Yunque

Yokahú Tower

This 65ft, Moorish-looking stone tower was built as a lookout in 1962. It's the first good place for vistas of the islands to the east, but there are better vantage points higher up on the mountain. The tower often …