El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System.

Parks & Preserves

Puerto Rico is a nature lover’s dream: 36 nature reserves, 19 state forests, approximately 300 beaches, and the only tropical rainforest in the National Park System all await your exploration.

El Yunque, Puerto Rico’s tropical rainforest, is a truly magical place about one hour from San Juan. Waterfalls, incredible views, and the freshest air around await you at this enchanting National Park.

For another unique experience visit Guánica’s Dry Forest, considered the best-preserved dry forest in the Caribbean. While that may sound unlikely on a tropical island like Puerto Rico, that’s just one of the many fascinating aspects of the island’s ecosystems.

Hacienda La Esperanza Nature Reserve in Manatí and the Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve in Fajardo are also not to be missed. Regardless of your skill set, hiking and exploring Puerto Rico’s parks and natural spaces should be on every outdoor enthusiast’s bucket list.

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