The El Portal Visitor Center re-opened September 26 after temporary closure for annual maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience during the temporary closure! El Portal offers a movie, exhibits, a store, cafe, a short hiking trail and is great place to get oriented for a visit to the rain forest.
The Puerto Rico Highway and Transit Authority (PRHTA) will be starting a road rehabilitation contract on PR 191, including pavement recycling, guardrails replacement and drainage improvements, starting May 9, 2016 and continuing for several months. Activities will require closing one lane and managing traffic over one open lane, continuous hauling of road materials and traffic delays.
The work will start from the top of Rd 191 at Km 12.8 and proceed downhill. In order to work from Km 11.8 to Km 12.8 the Contractor will need to close at Km 11.8 on Monday 5/9 and Tuesday 5/10 restricting access to Mt. Britton trail and parking. Mt. Britton Tower can be accessed from El Yunque Trail during this time.
Please use caution when driving through the Forest.
Rio Sabana Picnic Area, located on PR-191 south in Naguabo, is currently closed due to a landslide on the road that has blocked access for vehicles and hikers to the area. The area will remained closed until access can be restored.