San Juan El Yunque Rainforest and La Mina Waterfall Excursion will delight nature lovers, who will not believe their eyes as they gaze upon the same breathtaking landscapes that dazzled the Spanish Settlers over 500 years ago!
Embark on this tour of the only tropical rainforest in the entire U.S. National Forest system, and marvel at its lush mountain ranges and stunning waterfalls.
During the El Yunque Rainforest and La Mina Waterfall excursion, you will be transported to paradise with a visit to the stunning rainforest. During your voyage, you will marvel in the natural phenomenon that is the La Mina Waterfall, with an opportunity to experience a hike through the tropics.
After taking in the beauty of the rainforest with a 360 degree view from the Yocahu Observation Tower, learn about the island’s history while you drive through small communities, a drive through Old San Juan City, which will be capped off with suggestions of where to shop and eat the way Puerto Ricans do.
Our El Yunque Rainforest and La Mina Waterfalls adventure will depart from the pier for a one hour drive in our air-conditioned van to the rainforest. Along our journey to El Yunque, you will be driven through small communities that will give you a better understanding of some of Puerto Rico’s landscape, along with a taste of how Puerto Ricans live.
Once we arrive at our destination, you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to hike through the El Yunque National Rainforest and experience the roar of the La Mina waterfall!
For our more adventurous travelers, this is your opportunity to get up and close to the La Mina Waterfall and feel the warm spray of nature at its best. This hike is not for everyone, but those who choose to make the trek will not be disappointed!
Those who decide not to participate in the hike can stop and relax at a smaller creek while the others hike down, and will re-join the group once they have started their hike back up.
At the La Mina falls, we will indulge in some leisure time, which will provide the opportunity for you to take a dip into the fresh mountain water and bask in the wonder of the La Mina. Following our exploration of the La Mina Waterfall, we will begin our hike back to the main road.
Along our drive through the El Yunque National Rainforest, we will also stop at La Coca Falls. This will be another Kodak moment you will not want to miss out on! Snapping stunning pictures at this majestic location will not be the only way to stop time!
Next, enjoy a 360 degree view of the forest at the Yocahu Observation Tower, situated just below the mountain tops. Here, you will gaze over the north-eastern part of the island called Farjado. You may even get to see as far as St-Thomas on a clear blue day!
The next part of your El Yunque National Rainforest tour will consist of an Old San Juan City drive, where your guide will thrill you with a detailed explanation of Old San Juan’s historical background, driving by sites such as the State Capital Building, San Felipe Del Morro and the Maria Magdalena cemetery. Worked up an appetite on your hike? If you have not tried Puerto Rico’s delicacies, our guides will suggest the top local restaurants at which to savor fine Puerto Rican cuisine.