El Yunque Rainforest Puerto Rico

Travel Guide to Adventure - Explore Puerto Rico

El Yunque rainforest puerto rico waterfall   Lodging in the rainforest   Dwarf forest espaņol at the top of el yunque
   
Old San Juan is a historical spanish colonial city rich in culture and useums and forts   The town of Luquillo with many restaurants and beaches   travel around Puerto Rico island
   
Vieques island has many beautiful beaches   Mangrove forests of puerto rico   Day trips by car and walking in puerto rico
   
 
 

The Puerto Rico US National El Yunque mountainous rainforest is a unique ecosystem located 20 miies East of San Juan

THIS TRAVEL GUIDE will explain the ecology of the rainforest, beaches, biobays and help you explore the adventure activities and culture of Puerto Rico. Stay in the many rainforest Bed and Breakfasts and various lodgings. Rent a car and travel the main island, smaller surrounding islands and boat to offshore sandy keys with turquoise waters. Puerto Rico has become an adventure destination due to its varied small towns, beaches, caves and bioluminescent lagoons. 500 years of Spanish culture yet still retaining its' indegenous native roots. English is the second language and commonly spoken.

Elena has spent over 50 years exploring and photographing her beloved island. She grew up in San Juan then lived in the rainforest for many years. Photos of her many journeys to India are in the India section.

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Taino Inian rock carvings   water taxi east puerto rico icacos key   rainforest rivers
   
     
• Sierra Palm Forest level of the forest, just below the dwarf forest. Walk through the Sierra Palms on your hike up to Mt. Britton. Cement path with occasional gazebos. From the Mt. Britton parking at the top of road #191.
 

Visit El Portalito the Temporary Center in the entrance town to El Yunque, in PALMER

Coqui Frogs Photos and a little video about the Coquis.NIGHT SYMPHONY

 
• 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. Cloudy days the clouds swirl around and below you!
• Dwarf Forest lies at the very top of the El Yunque rainforest. Plants are unique and survive the extreme rainfall and constant wind.   Coqui frog of Puerto Rico   Camping Camping permits must be picked up before going. Lists of camping facilities and cabins. Inquire if camping is presently allowed.
Nature Reserves Puerto Ricos many forests. There are more than 24 Reserves in the mountains and coastal areas and small offshore islands.
 

Rainforest, biobays, scenic lighthouse views, kayaking, hang gliding, zip lining.

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FISHING Puerto Ricos' lakes are man made and offer excellent fresh water fishing. The lakes are well stockted with bass and other fresh water varieties.
         
   
   

 

 

 

Many nationalities and races make up the Culture of Puerto Rico from Spanish to native indian and African.
 
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 the town of Loiza.
Vejigantes Traditional Saints Day Celebration of Loiza Aldea and Ponce.   Three Kings Day A tradition that started before the modern day Christmas Day celebration   Samuel Lind a painter and sculptor who concentrates on the culture of his Loiza heritage
Coffee and Agriculture, a little history   Maunabo Beaches Some of the more scenic views in PR surround the lighthouse at Punta Tuna, South Coast   Letter from JFK In response to a letter from Luis Munoz Marin concerning the status of Commonwealth in Puerto Rico.

ELENA'S TRAVELS IN NORTHERN INDIA

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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... Some of the oldest, most historically significant architecture in the Americas; world-class museums of art, history, and culture


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