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 Fajardo  4 stars

Fajardo Fabulous

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Gran Melia Puerto Rico Rio Grande  4 stars

Rio Grande Fabulous

El San Juan Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Good

Caribe Hilton San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa Rio Grande  4 stars

Rio Grande Fabulous

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

The Condado Plaza Hilton San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Very good

Intercontinental San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Embassy Suites San Juan - Hotel & Casino Carolina  3 stars

Carolina Fabulous

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Courtyard Isla Verde Beach Resort San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Wyndham Garden At Palmas Del Mar Humacao  3 stars

Humacao Very good

W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island  4 stars

Vieques Superb

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort  4 stars

Ponce Fabulous

Verdanza Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Embassy Suites By Hilton Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort  3 stars

Dorado Superb

San Juan Water Beach Club Hotel  4 stars

San Juan Very good

Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa Guanica  4 stars

Guanica Fabulous

Casablanca Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Hotel El Convento San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Parador Villas Del Mar Hau Isabela  3 stars

Isabela Superb

San Juan Airport Hotel  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Rincon Beach Resort  4 stars

Rincon Fabulous

Mayaguez Resort & Casino  3 stars

Mayaguez Very good

Hyatt House San Juan  3 stars

San Juan

Rincon Of The Seas - Grand Caribbean Hotel  3 stars

Rincon Fabulous

Villa Cofresi Rincon  3 stars

Rincon

Royal Isabela  4 stars

Isabela Exclusive

Holiday Inn Express San Juan Condado  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham Rio Mar Rio Grande  4 stars

Rio Grande

Doubletree By Hilton San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Superb

Hyatt Place San Juan/Bayamon  3 stars

Bayamon

Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan Carolina  3 stars

Carolina Superb

Tryp By Wyndham Isla Verde San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Hyatt Place Manati  3 stars

Manati

Fajardo Inn  3 stars

Fajardo Fabulous

Parador Villa Parguera Lajas  3 stars

Lajas Fabulous

Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center  3 stars

San Juan

Atlantic Beach Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Olive Boutique Hotel San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Superb

Las Casitas Village Fajardo  4 stars

Fajardo Fabulous

Tres Palmas Inn San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Superb

Miramar San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

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

San Juan Guest rating

Park Royal Puerto Rico At Club Cala Humacao  3 stars

Humacao Fabulous

Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar Dorado  3 stars

Dorado Fabulous

Parador El Faro Aguadilla  3 stars

Aguadilla

Club Seabourne Hotel Isla Culebra  3 stars

Isla Culebra

Comfort Inn & Suites Levittown  3 stars

Levittown Superb

Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino  3 stars

Ponce Fabulous

Four Points By Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino  3 stars

Caguas Fabulous

Acacia Boutique Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Superb

Villa Montana Beach Resort Isabela  4 stars

Isabela Very good

The Gallery Inn San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Courtyard San Juan Miramar  3 stars

San Juan Very good

At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

La Terraza De San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Exceptional

Ponce Plaza Hotel And Casino  3 stars

Ponce Fabulous

El Blok Vieques  4 stars

Vieques Superb

Holiday Inn Mayaguez & Tropical Casino  3 stars

Mayaguez Superb

Aquarius Vacation Club At Boqueron Beach Resort  3 stars

Boqueron Fabulous

Hacienda El Jibarito San Sebastian  3 stars

San Sebastian

Bravo Beach Hotel Vieques  3 stars

Vieques

Courtyard Aguadilla  3 stars

Aguadilla Superb

Blue Horizon Boutique Resort Vieques  3 stars

Vieques Fabulous

Combate Beach Resort Cabo Rojo  3 stars

Cabo Rojo Fabulous

Sea Breeze Hotel Isla Culebra  3 stars

Isla Culebra

The Dreamcatcher San Juan  3 stars

San Juan

Numero 1 Guest House San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Ciqala Luxury Suites San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Superb

Howard Johnson By Wyndham Ponce  3 stars

Ponce Fabulous

Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn  3 stars

Luquillo Superb

Melia Century Hotel Ponce  3 stars

Ponce Very good

Dream Inn Pr San Juan  3 stars

San Juan

Hotel Milano San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Hosteria Del Mar San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Good

Chateau Cervantes San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Coral Princess Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Costa Bahia Hotel & Convention Center Guayanilla  3 stars

Guayanilla Superb

Condado Lagoon Villas At Caribe Hilton San Juan  4 stars

San Juan

Casa Verde Hotel Rincon  3 stars

Rincon

Villa Herencia Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Superb

Coqui Inn San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Esj Azul Isla Verde Beach Carolina  3 stars

Carolina

Parguera Plaza Hotel La Parguera  3 stars

La Parguera

Quality Inn El Portal San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

The Beach House Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Good

The Wave Hotel At Condado San Juan  3 stars

San Juan

Grand Bahia Ocean View Hotel Cabo Rojo  3 stars

Cabo Rojo

Ac Hotel By Marriott San Juan Condado  4 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Monastery Art Suites San Juan  4 stars

San Juan

Parador El Buen Cafe Hatillo  3 stars

Hatillo Fabulous

Casa Sol Bed And Breakfast San Juan  3 stars

San Juan

San Miguel Plaza Hotel Bayamon  3 stars

Bayamon

Le Consulat, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Hotel Villa Del Sol San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Horned Dorset Primavera La Tosca  4 stars

La Tosca Superb

Canario Boutique Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Normandie San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Guest rating

Vistas De San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Guest rating

Casa Cielo Adjuntas  3 stars

Adjuntas

Hotel La Playa Carolina  3 stars

Carolina Fabulous

La Jamaca La Parguera  3 stars

La Parguera Very good

Fortaleza Suites San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Superb

Decanter Hotel San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Superb

Cofresi Beach Hotel Boqueron  3 stars

Boqueron

Esj Towers San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Cidra Country Club Inn & Villas Caguas  3 stars

Caguas

Hotel Iberia San Juan  4 stars

San Juan Good

Esperanza Inn Vieques  3 stars

Vieques

Aquarius Vacation Club At Dorado Del Mar  3 stars

Dorado Very good

Mamacitas Guest House Isla Culebra  4 stars

Isla Culebra Exclusive

Parador Turtle Bay Inn La Parguera  3 stars

La Parguera

Tres Palmas Inn & Villas Rincon  3 stars

Rincon

El Hotelito At The Rainforest Experience Farm Fajardo  3 stars

Fajardo Good

Faro Suites And Conference Center Aguadilla  3 stars

Aguadilla Fabulous

Boqueron Beach Resort  4 stars

Boqueron Fabulous

El Canario By The Lagoon San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Very good

Culebra Moon Villas Isla Culebra  3 stars

Isla Culebra

Villa Ensenada Honda Isla Culebra  3 stars

Isla Culebra

Casa Isabel B&B San Juan  3 stars

San Juan

Boutique Hotel Belgica Ponce  3 stars

Ponce

My Hotel In Puerto Rico San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Superb

Manati World Point Inn  3 stars

Manati

Wssm Surf House Aguadilla  3 stars

Aguadilla

Howard Johnson Isla Verde  3 stars

ISLA VERDE

Lemontree Oceanfront Cottages Rincon  3 stars

Rincon

Carmilet Guest House Aguadilla  4 stars

Aguadilla

The Pineapple Inn Rincon  3 stars

Rincon

Great Escape Bed & Breakfast Inn Vieques  3 stars

Vieques

Palmas Inn Villas Humacao  3 stars

Humacao

Hotel Treasure Island Caguas  3 stars

Caguas

A La Bella Noni Aguadilla  3 stars

Aguadilla Exceptional

Rainforest & Ocean View Inn At Carabali Luquillo  3 stars

Luquillo

The Plaza Suites Humacao  4 stars

Humacao

Casa Castellana B&B Inn San Juan  3 stars

San Juan Fabulous

Caribbean Luxury Apartments Manati  3 stars

Manati

Tarpon'S Nest Lodge Carolina  3 stars

Carolina Good

Punta Borinquen Resort Aguadilla  3 stars

Aguadilla

Ababor Suites Vieques  3 stars

Vieques