What is El Yunque and why Everyone has to Visit excursions in Puerto Rico and its National Forrest
El Yunque is a rainforest that is considered one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse forests in the world. It is located in Puerto Rico, but El Yunque tours are open to visitors from all over.
It is known for its biodiversity, scenic views and outdoor activities. It is the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System and one of the few remaining patches of tropical rainforest in North America.
El Yunque National Forest is an easily accessible natural wonderland with many trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Campsites are available for those who want to spend more than a day exploring this wonderful place. There are also picnic areas, a visitor center and museums that tell about the history of El Yunque as well as its natural wonders.
El Yunque Rainforest’s History & Geography
The El Yunque National Forest is a rainforest in Puerto Rico. It is located on the northeastern slope of the Sierra de Luquillo and its summit is at 1,065 meters above sea level.
The forest was established on September 25, 1909 by U.S. President William Howard Taft and since then it has been protected as a national monument of Puerto Rico. It covers an area of 18,000 acres, which includes Luquillo’s La Parguera Bay, and it has an elevation range from sea level to 1,065 meters at the peak of the El …