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Getting There & Away

Since there’s no public transportation to El Yunque, you will need to get here with private vehicle, taxi (from $85) or on a guided tour. Driving from San Juan, there will be signs directing you from Hwy 3 to Hwy 191. Turn south at Palmer and follow the signs to El Yunque National Forest.

Take note that some highway maps still show that you can traverse the forest on Hwy 191 (or access El Yunque from the south via this route). However, this section of Hwy 191 has been closed by landslides south of Km 13 for years; there are no plans for repair. Some road maps also suggest that El Yunque can be approached via a network of roads along the forest's western border. Don’t try it: these roads are unmaintained tracks that often dead-end in serious jungle. Be sure to check the latest conditions of El Yunque's roads on the forest service website.