We could not go to Puerto Rico without visiting El Yunque National forest, the only rain forest in the US national park service.
Oh, what a wonderful place it is! Luckily we went on a rainy day...which is pretty easy to do. Know why they call it a rain forest? Yep! Loads of rain!
Justin doesn't usually like hiking in the woods but there were zero bugs which made it endlessly more comfortable to do. The rivers, waterfalls and streams were rushing from all the rain that had fallen the three previous days.
Did I tell you it had rained a bit? Two days later after a "dry" spell, this was barely a trickle. It truly was a great time for us to go.
This is a flower I picked up because it's so darn pretty! Don't have a clue what it's called. I just know it dropped from the very top of a tall tree.
It was so much cooler in the forest too! Temperatures were about 95℉ down in the valley where the sun was beating down but in the forest it was a good ten degrees cooler. It felt super comfortable for us as we hiked the 10.2 Km long Big Tree trail.