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EL PORTAL VISITORS CENTER - EL YUNQUE NATIONAL RAIN FOREST

NEW! VIDEO OF THE PICNIC AREA AT COLORADO STATION BELOW

   


You walk over this little bridge to get to the El Portal Lobby. As you first walk in, there is an information booth.


Towards the far end ( back ) of the lobby these steps lead you up to the next level where events are set up. There is a waterfall on either side of the steps. You can also go up by ramp. Shown at bottom of page.


Phone numbers listed as contact for US Forest Service as follows: (787) 888-1810 or (787) 888-1880.
Fax: (787) 888-5685

Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/el_yunque

You may enjoy a visit to the El Portal Visitor Center for the El Yunque National Rainforest. Informative exhibits and a gift shop in a spectacular building. There is a coffee shop as well. It is important to make a donation to this National Forest. The $3. per person admission is a good donation, but if you do not have the time to stop here, you can make a donation at the Palo Colorado Station little shop, where you sign up for the forest ranger tour. see info on the rainforest page.

The Visitors Center is not in the rainforest, it is just below in the wet forest, so you need to have time to drive up into the rainforest itself. The Center is high enough to be a little cool and you would hear the coqui symphony at night! For additional information call 787-888-5646 or 787- 888 -1880.

Located just off road # 191 on the way up to the El Yunque National Forest, following the Mameyes River above the tiny town of Palmer.

The El Portal Visitors Center closes to the public about 4:30 or 5 PM. The gate on road #191 up to the rain forest is supposed to close at 6 PM.

Picnic tables at the Palo Colorado Station, up above El Portal



   
Handicap access ramp to be used instead of the stairs.
'Waterfalls' are on both sides of the stairs.


   


The El Portal Visitors Center closes to the public about 4:30 or 5 PM. People actually get married and have their reception after El Portal closes to the public. It would have to end around 9 PM as employees want to go home then. They told me 10 PM at the latest, everyone has to be out, but you never know what you can work out.



Looking out at the 'event room' from the other side. past the pools, that go into the waterfall.

A Very high roof, so if it really poured one would have to move either to the middle of the room or into one of the 3 side rooms that surround this room.

   
One of the many exhibits about the rainforest and ecology.

Back porch. There is a short movie in the movie theatre.


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