What can you see at the Bosque Nacional El Yunque?

What can you see at the Bosque Nacional El Yunque?

Noted for its biodiversity, the forest is home to more than 400 different plant species. It has more than a dozen maintained trails for hiking, picnic pavilions, stone towers, rivers, waterfalls, and an interpretive visitors’ center.

Why is El Yunque famous?

El Yunque is not only a refuge for endangered species, but also a refuge for people. In fact, it has an international reputation as a refuge—it’s one of the most important destinations in the Caribbean for ecotourism. It gets at least 900,000 visitors annually.

Is El Yunque one of the Seven Wonders of the World?

El Yunque is home to 150 fern species and 240 tree species of which 88 are found only in Puerto Rico and of those 23 are found only in this exceptional rainforest. El Yunque is currently one of the 28 finalists in the competition to become one of the seven most impressive and unique natural attractions in the world.

Did Tainos live in El Yunque?

El Yunque sits on the island’s eastern edge, on the slopes of the Luquillo Mountains. The Taino were the island’s first human inhabitants, and El Yunque loomed large in both their mythology and their day-to-day existence.

What river runs through El Yunque?


Who established El Yunque?

El Yunque is one of the oldest natural reserves in the western hemisphere—first set aside by King Alfonso XII of Spain in 1876. It is home to hundreds of native plant species and almost 200 vertebrates, many of them endemic to El Yunque, including one of the world’s most endangered birds, the Puerto Rican parrot.

Is Yunque the oldest forest reserve?

97 acre) of land in the Luquillo mountains to be a forest reserve, making El Yunque one of the oldest forest reserves in the Western Hemisphere.

Are there poisonous snakes in Puerto Rico?

The Puerto Rican Racer is the only venomous snake on the island, but it is only mildly so. If bitten you may experience swelling, soreness and mild discoloration. When cornered, the Racer will rise up on its lower body and extend the skin around its neck, looking much like a cobra.

How many acres is El Yunque national park?

At nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse. Come experience the breathtaking scenery, clear mountain rivers, and outdoor recreation opportunities year round. El Bosque Nacional El Yunque es el único bosque tropical lluvioso que pertenece al sistema de bosques nacionales.

How do I get into El Yunque recreation area?

Entry tickets for the main recreation area in El Yunque along Rd 191 are available by reservation at Recreation.gov. Visitor capacity to this area is being managed to help comply with health and safety directives following the guidelines of the agency and the current Governors Executive Order.

Where can I get A boleto for El Yunque?

Los boletos de entrada para las principales áreas recreativas a lo largo de Carr.191 en El Yunque estarán disponibles mediante previa reservación en la plataforma de Recreation.gov. La capacidad de acceso al bosque se está manejando para cumplir con las normas de salud y seguridad.

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