|Important for its biodiversity, El Yunque National
Forest is also known as a sacred place as the
Taíno people believed that the good spirit Yocahú
Bagua Maorocoti reigned on the sacred
mountain of Yuké, protecting the land of Boriquén
(Puerto Rico) and the Greater Antilles.
|Due to the number of people visiting El Yunque National Forest during the Holy Week/Weekend (Wednesday through Sunday, including Good
Friday and Easter) and the month of July (we have four holidays, July 4, July 17, July 25, and July 27), we DO NOT OFFER tours to El Yunque
other than the Night Hike and/or Taíno Ceremony. Access to the Forest is limited and we cannot guarantee the quality on those days.
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|EL YUNQUE NATIONAL FOREST TRAVEL GUIDE
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|Approximately 35 species of migratory birds|
|Habitat of several endangered species, plus|
|Over 240 species of native trees (88 are rare and 23 endemic|
|to the Forest)|
|50 species of native orchids, including world´s smallest orchid|
|Over 150 species of ferns|
|127 species of terrestrial vertebrate|
|14 different lizard species|
|Over 1,200 insects|
|10 aquatic invertebrates|
|7 species of fish|
|9 species of freshwater shrimp|
|1 freshwater crab|
|Of the 71 known
fungi in the World,
7 are found at El
should take place
to see them. Join
us during our night
hikes in search of
this unique wonder.