EL Yunque

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

It is the only tropical forest in the United States National Forest System.

El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Caribbean National Forest is located in the rugged Sierra de Luquillo, 40 km southeast of San Juan (latitude 18'19"N, longitude 65'45"W).

It's Name

Get its name from an Indian spirit Yuquiye, which means "Forest of Clouds", that gave the mountain that dominates the 28,000 acre of tropical forest.

El Yunque