While my summer vacation buzz has worn off, looking at all of the gorgeous photos I took while in San Juan, Puerto Rico with my husband quickly take me back. Especially our hike in the El Yunque Rain Forest. The threat of Zika didn’t bother us because….it just didn’t. We had plenty of bug repellent, sun block and swimsuits to start us on our way.
I’ll be sure to get our room tour up on YouTube later this week, but I wanted to share the beauty of El Yunque Rain Forest.
The morning started with a 30-45 minute van ride with another couple who were newly married in California. You could tell they were newlyweds. They were still smiling. Kidding….
It was a little gloomy, but perfect for picture taking. The ride up the mountain was just a gorgeous as was the walk. Well, the walk down was better than the walk up. Oh, my calves still hurt! I even saw a few brave families with toddlers and elderly people. I don’t think I would recommend that unless the child is in an infant carrier.
The tour was something I’ve never experienced before. We never saw a mosquito. The tour guide said mosquitoes don’t even fly up that high! Tourism is very low there right now and I think I saw one mosquito on the entire island in 5 days.
My tip for you would be to wear better sneakers and definitely bring water shoes. The water fall/stream was very rocky but OMG, was it ever refreshing!
About El Yunque
Maintained by the US Forest Service, El Yunque offers a unique opportunity to visit a rainforest. Hours are 6 AM – to 6 PM. The gates will close if the parking is full, come early. Phone numbers for US Forest Service (787) 888-1810 or (787) 888-1880. It will close without prior notice due to weather conditions.
After we left the rain forest, our tour guide took us to the beach nearby where we had some pretty tasty food. Can’t remember the name of the beach. When I do, I’ll update this post.
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