EL YUNQUE RAIN FOREST
It was a low impact, easy walking tour. The guide was excellent. He pointed out the exotic parrots nests (although we never saw an actual parrot), the tiny orchids and all of the exotic foliage. We made a stop at La Coca Falls, which is known as the Puerto Rican fountain of youth. We were serenaded by the amazing sounds of tiny tree frogs known as Coqui whom are native to Puerto Rico. The sound is almost over- whelming. There must be millions of those little buggers.
We made our way up to the Yocahu observation tower, which allowed us to see a 360 degree view of the rain forest. But let me tell you...hiking in the forest will take it out of you.(I was a pack a day smoker back then) I was sure I would never make it all the way up to that observation tower. I am glad that I persevered as the astounding view was worth it. And the trip back to the visitor center wasn't nearly as stressful.
|Yakahu Tower in El Yunque National Forest (Photo credit: vxla)|
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