Phone numbers listed as contact for US Forest Service as follows: (787) 888-1810 or (787) 888-1880.
Fax: (787) 888-5685
You may enjoy a visit to the El Portal Visitor Center for the El Yunque National Rainforest. Informative exhibits and a gift shop in a spectacular building. There is a coffee shop as well. It is important to make a donation to this National Forest. The $3. per person admission is a good donation, but if you do not have the time to stop here, you can make a donation at the Palo Colorado Station little shop, where you sign up for the forest ranger tour. see info on the rainforest page.
The Visitors Center is not in the rainforest, it is just below in the wet forest, so you need to have time to drive up into the rainforest itself. The Center is high enough to be a little cool and you would hear the coqui symphony at night! For additional information call 787-888-5646 or 787- 888 -1880.
Located just off road # 191 on the way up to the El Yunque National Forest, following the Mameyes River above the tiny town of Palmer.
The El Portal Visitors Center closes to the public about 4:30 or 5 PM. The gate on road #191 up to the rain forest is supposed to close at 6 PM.