EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST

PUERTO RICO USA

El Yunque rainforest in puerto rico plants Mt. Britton tower on an el yunque peak photo of the rain forest in puert rico Juan Diego Falls in the rainforest
biobay tours and snorkeling tours
The Puerto Rico El Yunque rainforest is a sub tropical mountainous forest located in the eastern part of Puerto Rico where the trade winds first meet the island. This guide will tell you all about the rainforest, the beaches, little offshore island tours and eastern Puerto Rico's nicest small inns and lodges and hotels. The photo gallery offers pictures of the rainforest and eastern Puerto Rico.

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EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST TRAVEL GUIDE, PUERTO RICO HOTELS & LODGING.
EL YUNQUE LAND FOR SALERETIREMENT IN PUERTO RICO

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST

• ALL ABOUT EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST Information and tours, a guide to the the subtropical rainforest in eastern Puerto Rico. The only US National tropical rainforest

• 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.

• MAPS OF THE TRAILS. The many trails and a detailed map of the upper trails.

• 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.

• SOUTH-FACE EL YUNQUE up the Southern leg of road #191, above Naguabo. A different access to the rainforest that is partially developed.

HOTELS. BED & BREAKFASTS. LODGING

• LODGING SURROUNDING THE RAINFOREST The Bed & Breakfasts and Villa rentals with easy access to the Park entrance. A few are actually ecologically within the rainforest, but no lodging exists within the actual park.

• LODGING, BEACH NEAREST THE FOREST Luquillo offers a variety of beaches, between 'La Pared' for surfers and the flat calm of the Balneario. Stay right on the beach at the Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn B&B.

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ACTIVITIES EASTERN PUERTO RICO

BIOLUMINESCENT BAY TOURS Kayaking is the best way to experience the biobays, there are also electric boats, both in Fajardo and Vieques Island. There are many, many different operators.

PRIVATE CAVES TOUR Visit a few caves with a private guide who will pick you up at your hotel. Indian petroglyphs on the cave walls by the sea, stop for a delicious local meal in Arecibo.

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

VIEQUES ISLAND VIEQUES BEACHES

EXPLORE PUERTO RICO

• BEACHES Puerto Rico offers miles and miles of different types of beaches. Golden sands on the mainland, white sands on the neighboring islands of Vieques and Culebra and the little sandy keys off the NE tip of PR.

• FORESTS

CAMPING

FISHING

HISTORYCULTURE

PANORAMIC ROADS

SOUTHERN EXPLORATIONS

PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTOS Coqui frog of Puerto Rico
Elena's' Puerto Rico Travel Guide provides travel information from the emerald peaks of the El Yunque Rainforest to the depths of the turquoise seas, the golden sands of mainland Puerto Rico and the white coral sands of Vieques, Culebra, Icacos and more. Explore the panoramic south east coastline! Puerto Rico Travel Guide lists eco tour operators, hotels, lodging, 'do it yourself' adventure travel destinations and luxury guided tours. . Menu above and below:

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PANORAMIC ROADS CULTURE BIRDS
     
ACTIVITIES NIGHT SYMPHONY PHOTOS

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."

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Mt. Britton More forest photosIcacos Dam photos Map El Yunque makes it easy to hike the trails on your own. Upper trails Map more detailed map of the upper trails and photo. Rainforest Camping photos of a camping trip near the top of El Yunque. 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. Bird Watching page about the various birds of Puerto Rico. • Rainforest Tour Operator Island Walkers.
Night Symphony The exotic sounds of the night is about the song or melody of the tiny coqui frogs sung nightly in the forests of Puerto Rico. Coqui Frogs Photos and a little about the Coquis.
History Puerto Rico Starting with the Taino indigenous people, The invasion by the Spanish Conquistadors and the changing hands into US Territory up until the present date. 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 .
Panoramic Roads Rent a car and drive yourself around this scenic island.Panoramic Contd. The scenic eastern and south eastern coasts. Ponce and South Coast South coast continued Rincon Isabela & the Caves Cordillera Central • Guanica (soon) Old San Juan is a great place to start or end your vacation with the many museums and colonial Spanish Architecture. Consult Elena for help planning your trip.
Rainforest Lodging - On the slopes and foothills of the el yunque rainforest: Casa Flamboyant, Rainforest Inn. Phillips Cabin is very economical. Five Villa Rentals: Sue's Villas Rentals. Villa Hermosa luxury vacation rental 5 bedrooms and pool, maid service daily. Glorias Casa Linda del Este, 2 bedroom apt.
Luquillo LodgingBeach Hotel Puerto Rico Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn Located right across the street from the ocean. Budget lodging Luquillo beach a room in Casita de las Olas. Snorkeling Tour
Hotel Reviews Editors recommendations of accommodations around the island.
Fishing Information on fresh water and saltwater fishing. Types of fish, the 20 freshwater lakes, a few pictures. Puerto Rico Travel Guide. Lakes are stocked with Peacock Bass, Large Mouth Bass, catfish, telapia and sunfish.
Consult Elena Travel planning with Elena can help you plan your entire tour, saves money and time and enhances your experience. Elena has helped many travelers enrich their experience.
Beaches Recommended beaches and beach camping facilities. Luquillo Beach is east of San Juan. VIDEO: Maunabo Beaches
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.
Links Page Related links about Puerto Rico and other places.
Culebra Island Beautiful Flamenco Beach is one of the worlds fabulous beaches.
Vieques Island Has more beaches than you can count! and the worlds most brilliant bioluminescent bay.
 
 

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