In total, it occupies about 28,000 acres of land in the Sierra de Luquillo, Puerto Rico . This green rainforest, recently renamed El Yunque National Forest, is a shadow of what it once was. The Spanish conquerors arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries, and everything began to change slowly around the area. Compared to other protected reserves on the island, ecological degradation has been largely reversed over the past 50 years, and today, under the auspices of the US Forest Service, El Yunque is once again a major area covered with large trees.
This large forest reserve is one of the areas most visited by tourists, since it is equipped with qualified personnel who kindly help visitors and a host of excellent, well-marked trails that run through the reserve from top to bottom. You can’t be too adventurous. In contrast to other national parks such as the US, there is no true experience of "lost" in the area.
Unlike North Americans , Puerto Ricans have not really incorporated hiking that makes visitors feel like they have strayed from the Western world.
This has caused visits to the area to be quite short. Parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite allow visitors to imagine that they are the only survivors of the place. Anyway, if you decide to visit this beautiful reserve , you will discover beautiful places that will make your trip a marvel.