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Exploring El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto Rico

Looking at the beautiful blue oceans from the slopes of El Yunque

Photos from a recent trip to Puerto Rico. Explore the tropical rainforests of El Yunque and see the island from above.

El Yunque National Rainforest

The El Yunque National Forest is a tropical rainforest in the northeastern part of the island of Puerto Rico. It is nearly 29,000 acres large and full of unique animals, plants, and insect life.

El Yunque is located on the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo mountains making for an interesting terrain with beautiful waterfalls, lush foliage, rivers, and steep cliffs.

La Coca Falls waterfall in El Yunque Puerto Rico

La Coca Falls – Because of damage from the hurricane, the rest of the El Yunque forest was closed to visitors as the roads were being repaired.

lush foliage in el yunque rainforest

Lush foliage on the side of a mountain. There were beautiful plants and flowers blooming at every level of the forest.

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La Coca Falls alternate view of the rocks and waterfall.

the edge of civilization and el yunque

Civilization and the jungle. You can find plenty of villages and farms along the edges of El Yunque.

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swimming in El Yunque

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The perfect place to cool down on a hot day. Bathing in the rock pools was definitely a highlight of visiting the rainforest.

Looking at the beautiful blue oceans from the slopes of El Yunque

Looking at the beautiful blue ocean from the tall peaks in El Yunque. From many different stops on the mountain roads you can see epic views of the island in all directions.

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leaving the el yunque rainforest

Driving down the mountain to leave the rainforest . . .  for now. Hopefully we can return again soon when the roads and trails have re-opened!

More Photos from Puerto Rico

A few more photos from Carolina, Isla Verde, and around the city of San Juan in Puerto Rico.




Aerial view of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

Looking above the San Juan cityscape of Puerto Rico

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