Can you stand the rain?

San Juan is home to the USA National Forest System’s only rain forest, El Yunque National Forest. Free to visitors, the expanse of more than 28,000 acres should be considered a top choice for those seeking something apart from the typical beach vacation in the states. The heavens drop more than 200 inches of rain annually on El Yunque, which features two breathtaking waterfalls and more than 200 species of tree, many of which are rare, 23 of which are indigenous. Trade winds and lush vegetation mean that El Yunque is regularly the coolest, breeziest place around San Juan, offering a relaxing – and free! – break from the hustle and bustle of town as well as the exhilaration of discovering wildlife. River tours that travel through El Yunque are also available.