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El Yunque National Forest

Listed under National Parks in Puerto Rico.

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Covering the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo Mountains in lush greenery, this tropical rainforest park includes El Toro, the island’s tallest mountain within its borders.

Not only is it generously proportioned, El Yunque was generously protected by King Alfonso XII of Spain as early as 1876, which helped to preserve the twenty or so strong species of endemic wildlife that live only here and the 200 other species and 250 different plants also thriving.

At the El Portal Tropical Forest Centre – the park's visitor centre – there are exhibits and interactive displays providing plenty of background information on El Yunque.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“In Puerto Rico, a Rain Forest Full of Easy Adventure ”

By Lisa W. Foderaro for The New York Times First Published: June 28, 2009 “I FEEL so small,” bleated Amelia, my 10-year-old, as she surveyed her surroundings in El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. Not exactly the feeling a mother wish… Read more...

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Its also a rainforest and is the only one in the caribbean.

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