Postcard from El Yunque Rainforest

February 6, 2014 in Places,Postcards,Puerto Rico,United States

After a week of nothing but beaches and sunshine (poor us!), El Yunque was a nice burst of greenery on our last day in Puerto Rico. The only tropical rainforest in the United States–isn’t it funny how that works?–El Yunque National Forest is only a few minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Luquillo. A few left turns and you’re suddenly transported from sunshine and palm trees to waterfalls and giant ferns. It’s magical.
El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Unsurprisingly, it rained the entire time we were there. It was incredible how dramatically the climate changed as we climbed the hills into the rainforest and left the beach behind. The scenic viewpoint was mostly a lookout on one giant cloud, and our view from the car was obstructed by raindrops, but we were still in awe of the towering trees and just overwhelming GREEN-NESS of it all. Also–waterfalls! Who doesn’t love waterfalls?

El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset  El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

What’s your favorite photo of El Yunque Rainforest? 

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