15 of the World’s Wildest Rainforests to Trek

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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

Lush, green and always inviting, El Yunque beckons explorers with its twisting trails and vibrant colours. Located in northeastern Puerto Rico, the jungle here is dense and teeming with life. Keen to take a walk on the wild side? With hundreds of animal and plant species here, many of them unique to El Yunque, this is the perfect spot for those seeking an adventure.

El Yunque’s tropical rainforest covers 29,000 acres, making it comparatively compact, but for a small place, an awful lot has been crammed in. Take the trail to La Mina waterfall, tackle Mount Britton or head for the high-altitude dwarf forest, the choice is yours. Like to follow in the footsteps of the forest’s indigenous Taino people? Be sure to seek out El Yunque’s ancient petroglyphs before returning to the trails to discover another of the thick jungle’s hidden secrets.