El Yunque Rainforest Hike
Hike through a tropical rainforest to discover its secret gems including the first mineral water watering hole, and more on this adventure tour in San Juan. If you're looking for an exciting outdoor adventure for nature lovers, then this tour is just for you! You'll enjoy spending seven hours on this hike with the chance to explore two watering holes that give you the chance to swim, rope swing, and even free dive all in one setting. Just put on your hiking boots and get ready to see a 32-foot cliff that extends into a river, a natural rock slide, and have the chance to shop local Puerto Rican comfort foods at a nearby small family-owned restaurant.
Start your tour by meeting your guide at Plaza Colon in Old San Juan and get ready to hike El Yunque Rainforest's rocky terrain. As the national forest system's only tropical forest, this 29,000-acre tropical forest is home to more than 100 species of plants and animals, making it one of the most biologically diverse national forests in the national forest system. Thanks to heavy rainfall and year-round tropical climate, this rain forest is home to rare species of native plants and animals, such as native orchids and the Puerto Rican parrot. Go on a 20 to 30-minute trek to your first stop in the tropical rainforest, where you'll get a chance to see the first mineral water watering hole, where locals and visitors alike rope swing across, take a dip in, swim or free dive from various heights.
Continue your adventure tour by hiking another 15 minutes to arrive at the second watering hole, where you'll get to see a natural rock slide. This watering hole also is near a 32-foot cliff, where visitors get a chance to dive from into a nearby river. Thanks to the Luquillo Mountain Range, this tropical forest has many options for free falling and diving from multiple heights. Wrap up your tour with the option to stop by a tiny family-owned restaurant near the tropical rainforest to purchase authentic Puerto Rican comfort food before heading back to your port.
From hiking a mountainous trail to taking a dip in a natural watering hole, this scenic adventure tour is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Reserve your spot now on this thrilling small-group excursion to experience San Juan's tropical rainforest secret gems for an unforgettable experience!