El Yunque Rainforest: Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit El Yunque National Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. An approximate 45-minute drive will bring you to enjoy the panoramic view of the tropical woodland with vast variety of flora and crystalline waterfalls that spread over hills and valleys.
El Portal: Explore, discover, and connect at El Portal Visitor Center which reopened in January 2022 after being damaged by hurricanes. The facility offers information, trails, exhibits, a store, restaurant and a theater. The National Park Services notes that “…the sustainable and open architecture visually connects to the surrounding forest and incorporates elements of artwork by local artists in the design”. Don’t miss seeing the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot in the surrounding area of El Portal.
Coca’s Waterfall: Next, you’ll stop briefly at a 100 ft. waterfall – Coca’s Waterfall – over volcanic rock. You will have the opportunity to take a picture of the beautiful scenic area.
Yokahu Tower: At this stop, you will mesmerize yourself with this beautiful view, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea unites and enjoy the view of the canopies of the rainforest.
Requirements & Restrictions: This is a hiking tour with a fair amount of walking over uneven terrain. For safety reasons, guests with mobility difficulties, issues or injuries on joints, or with respiratory, vision, or heart conditions may not participate on this excursion.
What to Bring: A light raincoat and/or towel, a camera and cash or credit/debit card for purchases. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Good to Know: Traffic can get congested and alternate routes may be used when possible. The scenic stops are unguided allowing guests to browse on their own. The road to the rainforest has a lot of curves, therefore, guests that suffer from motion sickness or similar should take this into consideration before booking this excursion.