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At the Visitor's Center, we saw a breadfruit tree, and heard the coqui (tree frogs) singing. Our guide told us there were more than 75 species of ferns, but no snakes, and very few mammals because it is an island. There were hibiscus and ginger flowers, traveler's palms, and a tree with a palmate leaf which turned over (white side up) when it was going to rain. Since the rain forest does get a lot of rain, this is fairly often.
When we left the Visitor's Centery, the first stop was the La Mina waterfall. we drove up to a trail head beside a dam and pond which had been built by the CCC. There was impatiens growing wild all along the side of the road. Then we stopped at Yokahu Tower. There was a visitor's center and snack bar. We could see the clouds coming across the top of the mountain, and the rain tree leaves were turning over to the white side.
Bob climbed the 98 steps to the top of the tower (which was built as an overlook by the Park Service- you can see 10 miles on a clear day) and took some pictures from the top, but I remained at the bottom and just took pictures from there.
At Yokahu Tower, there was a visitor's center and snack bar. Bob climbed the circular 98 steps to the top of the tower... more travel advice
At El Yunque there 50 species of birds, 11 species of bats, 8 species of lizards, and 13 species of coquí (a tree frog -... more travel advice
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