Rainforest, Dwarf Forest, Dry Forest, Mountains, Mangroves, Islands

DRNA or Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (Dept. of Natural Resources of the Government of Puerto Rico) The 'Negociado del Servicio Forestal' and the 'Division de Reservas Naturales y Refugios de Vida Sylvestre' administers their Foreset Reserves and Wildlife Refuges and issues camping permits. You must get the permits in San Juan. Offices in San Juan are next to Club Nautico marina by the bridges. Tels. 787- 724-3647, 724-3724 FX: 721-5984. or write: P.O. Box 9066600, Pta. de Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00906-6600 USA. Fee $4.pp per nt. Cabins in Guilarte: $20. For up to 4 pers. You may request an open reservation and travel at your at your leisure, otherwise they want you to stick to a schedule. They also handle permits for trips to Mona Island.

Camping Information permit details are on this page. A summary of camping, where to go, is on the Camping Page. 7 Day Drive Yourself Trip around Puerto Rico

El Yunque Rain forest (Caribbean National Forest) is administered by the US Forest Service. You must get your free camping permit at El Portal (rd #191, north side) before 4 pm. Trails in the forest are well maintained and extensive. The water in the rivers is clean as long as you are within the upper boundaries. There are no poisonous snakes! The endangered Puerto Rican Parrot is so rare, you will not see one. No specified campgrounds, no facilities but you can camp in the forest. Stay away from the roads. Not recommended unless you are a real experienced nature lover. You will hear the coqui’s, tiny tree frogs that serenade the evening hours. The road across the mountain broke in the middle. The South side (also road #191), having no facilities, is still the same rain forest, just quieter with no tour buses and parking lots etc. Photo below taken by Rex Cauldwell. More waterfalls.

US Fish and Wildlife administers several properties around Puerto Rico. Their headquarters is located near Boqueron. No camping facilities.
Hotels City Rating

El Conquistador Resort - Puerto Rico Fajardo  4 stars

Fajardo Very good

San Juan Marriott Resort And Stellaris Casino  4 stars

San Juan Great

Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico Hotel Rio Grande  4 stars

Rio Grande Very good

Caribe Hilton Hotel San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Very good

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort Rio Grande  4 stars

Rio Grande Great

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort  4 stars

San Juan Great

The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Very good

Royal Sonesta San Juan Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Very good

Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Very good

Embassy Suites By Hilton San Juan - Hotel & Casino  4 stars

San Juan Great

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel And Casino San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Great

Courtyard By Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Great

Wyndham Garden At Palmas Del Mar  3 stars

Humacao Very good

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort  4 stars

Ponce Great

Verdanza Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Great

Embassy Suites By Hilton Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort  3 stars

Dorado Great

San Juan Water Beach Club Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Very good

Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa Guanica  4 stars

Guanica Great

Casablanca Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Hotel El Convento San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Great

Parador Villas Del Mar Hau Isabela  3 stars

Isabela Great

Esj Azul Apartment Carolina  3 stars

Carolina Very good

San Juan Airport Hotel  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Mayaguez Resort & Casino  4 stars

Mayaguez Very good

Rincon Beach Resort Anasco  4 stars

Anasco Very good

Hyatt House San Juan Hotel  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Rincon Of The Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel  3 stars

Rincon Very good

Villa Cofresi Rincon  3 stars

Rincon Great

Holiday Inn Express San Juan Condado  3 stars

San Juan Great

Margaritaville Vacation Club By Wyndham - Rio Mar  4 stars

Rio Grande Great

Doubletree By Hilton San Juan Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Great

Hyatt Place Bayamon Hotel  3 stars

Bayamon Great

Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan Carolina  3 stars

Carolina Great

Tryp By Wyndham Isla Verde Hotel Carolina  3 stars

Carolina Very good

Hyatt Place Manati Hotel  3 stars

Manati Great

Fajardo Inn  3 stars

Fajardo Very good

Parador Villa Parguera Lajas  3 stars

Lajas Great

Hyatt Place San Juan Hotel  3 stars

San Juan Great

The Tryst Beachfront Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Las Casitas Village Fajardo  4 stars

Fajardo Very good

Tres Palmas Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Great

Hotel Miramar San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Guest rating

Park Royal Homestay Club Cala Puerto Rico Humacao  3 stars

Humacao Very good

Hyatt Residence Club Dorado, Hacienda Del Mar  4 stars

Dorado Very good

Parador El Faro Aguadilla  3 stars

Aguadilla Great

Club Seabourne Hotel Isla Culebra  3 stars

Isla Culebra Great

Comfort Inn & Suites Levittown  3 stars

Levittown Great

Holiday Inn Ponce & El Tropical Casino, An Ihg Hotel  3 stars

Ponce Very good

Four Points By Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel  3 stars

Caguas Great

Acacia Boutique Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Great

Villa Montana Beach Resort Isabela  4 stars

Isabela Very good

The Gallery Inn San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Great

Courtyard By Marriott San Juan Miramar Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Very good

At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Great

La Terraza De San Juan Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Perfect

Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino  4 stars

Ponce Great

El Blok Hotel Vieques  4 stars

Vieques Great