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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 …
Top Choice Cafe in El Yunque

Mi Vida Café & Burger

This mom-and-pop cafe serves up some of the best burgers on the coast – some stuffed with chorizo – with purple yam fries on the side. Swap out the bun for huge plantain or mofongo patties. Freshly made and well-stu…
Top Choice Cafe in El Yunque


With a setting seemingly straight out of an IKEA catalogue, this contemporary cafe dishes up a range of creative meals, from excellent breakfasts to thick sandwiches, salads, flatbread pizza and more at lunch. The o…
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…
Health Food in El Yunque

Degree 18 Juice Bar

This open-air juice bar serves up spectacular smoothies, juices and açaí bowls. Ingredients are fresh and tropical and integrate energizing extras like ginger, bee pollen and chia seeds. Perfect for a snack before o…
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…
Puerto Rican in El Yunque

Yuquiyú Delights

This modest eatery is located inside El Portal Visitors Center. Choose from comida criolla (traditional Puerto Rican cuisine), burgers, baked goods, snacks and smoothies.
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 …