From San Juan: El Yunque Waterfall Hiking and Cliff Jumping

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Explore a lesser known portion of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Rainforest on this hike to a majestic and secluded waterfall. Observe local wildlife, swim and cliff jump on this 6-hour trip from San Juan.

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  • Hike for 1/2 mile through lush landscapes in the forest to find a river pool.
  • Use life-jackets to dip in, swim, cliff jump, and climb to reach a waterfall.
  • Stop at a local place to eat for an authentic Puerto Rican lunch.


Visit waterfalls, rivers, and forests in a tropical rain forest. Challenge yourself to a guided hike. Swim in the waters and jump from scenic spots. Discover diverse ecosystems and breathtaking views throughout the park. Encounter the endemic flora, fauna and refreshing rivers along the way. Find pools and a tall rock face at the riverbed. Admire a majestic waterfall as you enter the clearing from under the canopy. Receive detailed pointers on what to expect in certain spots and how to best interact with the landscape around you. Enjoy the opportunity to swim and get to know of a few places to jump from. Start from the trailhead and continue to the waterfall before returning on the same trail back to the vehicle. Experience local culture and the essence of Puerto Rico with a traditional lunch.


Hotel or Short Term Rental pick-up and drop-off in the following areas: Old San Juan, Puerta de Tierra, Miramar, Condado, Calle Loiza, and Isla Verde Bottled water Life-jackets

Important Information

  • The trail is 30-45 minutes long, depending on one’s fitness level The trail consists of an initial 10 minutes of gently sloping terrain followed by 20 minutes of a more inclined terrain down to the waterfall On the return route, the first part is the climb away from the falls and then the initial gentle terrain leading you back out

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