El Yunque Rainforest Puerto Rico USA

dwarf forest is at the top of the el yunque rainforest   Juan Diego waterfalls in the el yunque rainforest   lodging small inns bed and breakfasts surrounding the rainforest
Private guided cave tour with rock carvings   private guided snorkel tour with Elena to Palomminitos and Icacos   biobay tours kayaking in bioluminescense
Puerto Ricos' many varied beaches   Good surfing in Luquillo in front of the hotel   vieques island and its many white sand beaches
Old San Juan offers colonial Spanish history and churches   Photo fallery around puerto rico   maunabo faro sights touring puerto rico
Puerto Ricos Spanish history from 1500 to present   mangrove ecosystems and kayaking the canals   about the el yunque rainforesst in Spanish
The Puerto Rico rainforest: El Yunque is a sub tropical mountainous forest located on the eastern end of Puerto Rico, where the trade winds first meet the island. This guide will tell you all about the rainforest, the beaches, little offshore islands and the lodging surrounding El Yunque, some of eastern Puerto Rico's nicest small inns, bed & breakfasts and hotels. The photo gallery offers pictures of the rainforest and eastern Puerto Rico, including travel tour suggestions and bioluminescent mangrove lagoons. The upper levels of the rainforest are Mosquito Free!




• SIERRA PALM FOREST level of the forest, just below the dwarf forest. Walk through the Sierra Palms on your hike up to Mt. Britton.

• DWARF FOREST lies at the very top of the El Yunque rainforest. Plants are unique and survive the extreme rainfall and constant wind.

• MT. BRITTON TOWER is a favorite hiking trail with the tower destination and views over the mountains tops. 45 minutes up from the parking at the top of road #191.

Balneario. Stay right on the beach at the Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn B&B.



THE 7 BEST THINGS TO DO IN THE EAST Rainforest, biobays, scenic lighthouse views, kayaking, hang gliding, zip lining.







• ABOUT ZIKA VIRUS IN PUERTO RICO: Please consult the latest CDC and US Gov.Travel Advisories. • If you are pregnant or could become pregnant DO NOT TRAVEL to the Caribbean at this time. Unfortunately, this does include Puerto Rico.

The World Health Organization has warned that the Zika virus is spreading quickly and that as many as four million people could be infected by the end of the year. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged pregnant women against travel to about two dozen countries, mostly in the Caribbean and Latin America, where the outbreak is growing.

The upper levels of the El Yunque mountainous rainforest are virtually mosquito free! Explore the upper rainforest without worry!

PHOTOS Coqui frog of Puerto Rico


National Geographic quote: Puerto Rico, a semi-autonomous, internally self-governing U.S. territory, is an extraordinary island—an area smaller than Connecticut, mostly mountainous, with some 300 miles of coastline scalloped by soft sand beaches and lagoons easing into warm tropical water. Inland, rolling coastal plains rise abruptly into the Cordillera Central, a densely forested mountain range running parallel to the island's length and creating an unusual mix of climatic zones and ecosystems. Add an appealing assortment of restaurants; hotels and resorts from offbeat to grand; some of the oldest, most historically significant architecture in the Americas; world-class museums of art, history, and culture—and you have what the French historian Guillaume Raynal assured his king in 1780 is "one of the best islands and perhaps in proportion to its size the very best island of the New World."

Visitors Center The El Portal Visitors Center lies just below the rainforest and offers an introduction to the rainforest with exhibits, a film, store and snack bar. Help the Rainforest various ecological threats and ways to help our environment. Help the Turtles a proposed wildlife reserve on the northeast corridor of Puerto Rico which is one of the most important turtle nesting sites for the Leatherback turtles in the Caribbean. Parrots Photos to help you identify the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot.
. Coqui Frogs Photos and a little about the Coquis.
End of the Taino Kingdom A translation of a Spanish document concerning the last day of Taino rule. • Yuiza and Loiza Legend of the last Taino Cacique in what is now Loiza. Letter from JFK In response to a letter from Luis Munoz Marin concerning the status of Commonwealth in Puerto Rico. • Culture Various aspects of the culture of Puerto Rico. Samuel Lind a painter and sculptor who concentrates on the culture of his Loiza heritage. Hammock Maker a visit with Alejandro, a traditional artisan who weaves hammocks and baskets. Vejigantes Saints Day Celebration of Loiza Aldea and Ponce. Three Kings Day A tradition that started before the modern day Christmas Day celebration. Coffee and Agriculture, a little history .
Hotel ReviewsEditors recommendations of accommodations around the island.
Nature Reserves of Puerto Rico. The administration and Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries. More than 24 Nature Reserves in the mountains, coast and offshore keys. Lists camping facilities and cabins.
Culebra Island Beautiful Flamenco Beach is one of the worlds fabulous beaches.
Links PageRelated links about Puerto Rico and other places.