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PALMER IS THE GATEWAY TOWN TO EL YUNQUE, NORTH SIDE


Palmer is a small town, just off Hwy # 3. The Mameyes River runs along it, so it is often called the town of 'Mameyes'. Recent years have seen many new tourist attractions, such as restaurants and gift shops. Tour buses enter the road #191 up into the north side of the rainforest though this town. The El Yunque Visitors Center has set up an office in the town called 'El Portalito' which offers forest information, a gift shop and many talks by experts about the various aspects of the rainforest.

The main block in the town offers souvenir shops and many places to eat lunch. Turn right at the traffic light on #3 and right again after the gas station. Many great places to eat on both sides of the street before the left turn onto #191 up into the forest

Where to eat in Palmer, main road: Restaurant 18 Degrees North' fun, vegetarian, open air.. 'Lluvia' a little more upscale with nice desserts. 'Mi Vida' hamburgers and a good varied menu. and the Bakery next to the gas station, daily lunch special with local food. Peccas artisan Ice cream shop!

TRADEWINDS is the sourvenir shop.

'18 Degrees North' Vegetarian Outdoor Restaurant in Palmer

 


   
• 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. • Dwarf Forest lies at the very top of the El Yunque rainforest. Plants are unique and survive the extreme rainfall and constant wind.
• 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. Sunny days you can see forever, cloudy days the clouds swirl around and below you! • Visitors Center The El Portal Visitors Center is closed at present due to damage by hurricane Maria.
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