El Bosque Nacional del Caribe, San Juan (Puerto Rico)

El Yunque National Forest formerly known as the Caribbean National Forest is a forest located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It is the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System and the United States Forest Service. This forest is commonly known as El Yunque which may be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Tano word yu-ke which means white lands or the word anvil which is yunque in Spanish. The second-tallest mountain within El Yunque is also named El Yunque. El Yunque National Rainforest is located on the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo mountains encompassing 28000 acres of land making it the largest block of public land in Puerto Rico. The highest mountain peak in the forest rises 3494 feet above sea level. Ample rainfall creates a jungle-like settinglush foliage crags waterfalls and rivers are a prevalent sight. The forest has a number of trails from which the jungle-like territorys flora and fauna can be appreciated. El Yunque is also renowned for its unique Tano petroglyphs.

PR 191 Lajas Puerto Rico 00745 Puerto Rico
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