Saturday, April 09, 2011

El Yunque Rain Forest. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

"According to ancient Indian Legend, the good spirit 'Yuquiyu' ( or 'Yokahu' ) reigned on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people."

The El Yunque Rain Forest is a cool, mountainous, sub tropical rainforest located in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, about a 30 minute drive from the capital city of San Juan.

I love visiting El Yunque any chance I get. The lush, green foliage commands attention, as the Coqui frogs, and exotic birds sing songs of their home. Getting to El Yunque entails an exciting and beautiful drive up the winding roads of the mountain, ears popping along the way as we reach higher altitude. We drive up the mountain until we cannot drive any more. Then we diembark the vehicles and head through the trails of the magical rainforest. Here are a few (of many) images taken on a recent trip to El Yunque. I can't wait to go back!

(Click on any image for a more detailed view).

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