Drop in on the Wildlife of El Yunque Rainforest
Just steps away from white sandy paradise lies the only tropical rainforest in the United States. During your visit to Dorado, be sure to carve out a little extra time to see the beautiful ecology of El Yunque Rainforest. This rainforest is just 29,000 acres large, making it one of the smallest national forests in the US. But don’t let the size of this rainforest fool you, although it is tiny, it is mighty—El Yunque is extremely biologically diverse and has hundreds of different plants and animals that call it home. Some of these species are so unique that they can only be found in Puerto Rico. There are many organized day trips you can take from Dorado to El Yunque, or you can guide yourself by renting a car and driving through this robust tropical forest on your own. Although it may be hard to tear yourself away from the sun and the surf, we know that El Yunque will be the highlight of your stay in Dorado.