El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the United States. The area of El Yunque is 28,000 hectares, the abundance of biodiversity is very interesting to explore.

The El Yunque rainforest is located in the Loquillo Mountains or precisely located in the northeast corner of Puerto Rico, about an hour's drive from San Juan. This forest is home to more than 240 species of trees (23 of which are unique to El Yunque), 50 species of birds (including rare and threatened Puerto Rico Parrots), and more than 1200 species of insects, El Yunque rain forest recognized by UNESCO as Biosphere official reserve in the year 1976. Because of the amazing forests, the wealth of fresh water and the various species that sustain it, the El Yunque rain forest was chosen as one of only 28 finalists in the Seven New Natural Wonders of Nature.

The El Yunque National Rainforest is of course quite proud of its 24 mile recreation of pedestrian paths, via paved roads leading to various mountain peaks, while observing the La Coca Falls waterfall, which is amazing at an altitude of 85 feet, this high waterfall flowing over rock giant stone. La Coca is one of many fresh waterfalls, ponds and rivers that can be found throughout the El Yunque rainforest, which can receive 100 billion gallons of rainwater per year.

 

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