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Puerto Rico Day Trips Travel Guide

El Yunque’s Beauty: Juan Diego Falls

Update- 7/2020 New rules- in order to visit this and the other trails and features along RT 191, you need to make a reservation on Recreation.gov webpage or via mobil app. Also realize, since it is now the only easy trail to a waterfall open in El Yunque, this once “secret” and rarely visited fall is no longer a secret or empty of people. But it is still lovely!

Playing in a waterfall in the rainforest sounds wonderful doesn’t it? El Yunque has a few waterfalls that are really lovely and very popular. I am about to let you in on a secret – Juan Diego Falls. You can’t see them from the road, and the trail is not paved and you need to do a little high steps to get over rocks on trail and you may get muddy. But I think the reward is worth it.

Located in El Yunque National Forest at KM 10 on Road 191 is Quebrada Juan Diego (or Juan Diego Stream). There are two streams here- as you come up the road. When you get close to mile marker km 9.9, park in the designated areas only- keeping your tires on the inside of the white line (if parking on the road area). At the second stream, you will see the trailhead marker and a little path on the right hand side of the road (as you are coming up the road). It is really a short trail, maybe an 1/8 mile long at the most. It is uneven, occasionally muddy and slippery, and there are some rocks to step up and down from. But I think it is very doable.

As you walk along this trail, you will get to a couple of little waterfalls (maybe 6 feet tall) that have little pools to sit in and cool down. The rocks at these falls are very interesting – more vertical walls than river rocks. The falls get larger as you go up. When you come to the "end" of the trail, there is a nice large area to have a picnic and a 15-foot waterfall. It is easy to walk right into the pool and sit or stand under the waterfall.

When you get here, you will love it and make sure to look up, you will notice a much larger waterfall! 10/18- They ask that you do not go off paths to try to get to the upper falls. When people go off trail, it damages the plants and roots and causes damage/landslides. Enjoy the view from afar please! But of course, you want to know how to get there.

This is where you need to be adventurous, physically fit and a bit foolish of a risk taker. This is where we went climbing. This part is off the official trail, so I would never suggest anyone do it. It is also not for the unprepared (no flip flops!).Back when we initially did this trail, it was best to do the “worn path” on the left-hand side of the fall. But now, the right-hand side has a pretty “decent” path going up.When you go up this right side path, take the first Y to the left – this leads to the upper Juan Diego Falls.

This upper falls is about 40 ft tall. And there is a nice "swimming" area that is very easy to just walk into to get under the falls. It is really beautiful – it rivals La Mina in size, but it does have less water volume. The best part was that due to the scramble needed to get here, it is visited by fewer people than the lower falls.

A secret trek- We are really into hiking, rivers and climbing, so if you keep climbing up to the right at the Y, there is some interesting stuff. We went on, and on up the muddy trail. Again, this part is off the official trail, so I would never even suggest anyone do it. Do it at your own risk. The trail is pretty well used/obvious at first and later as we went up, it is smaller but someone has marked it with orange tape. There are a number of waterfalls and pools to swim in along the way. The path crosses back over to the left of the river as you go higher and higher (something to remember when coming back down!). The tape marked trail eventually ended (after about 45 mins of walking) at another nice 30 ft falls. Really pretty!

I would suggest wearing some shoes that can get muddy and wet that also have good traction.

We are in the process of updating the maps we use on our web site. While we're working on that, you can click on the GPS coordinates below to view the location on Google Maps ...

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Yes, everything is the same. You still need reservations to enter the RT 191 area to get there. It is very popular, but we go early and it hasn't been super crowded.

Comment by Gwenn on 29 Apr 2021

Looking for updates on Juan Diego falls. Going next month (May 2021). Is parking really limited to 30mins? Is it crowded with pandemic life?

Comment by Jeff Mitchell on 18 Apr 2021

Yes, post Maria, it is one of the only waterfalls open in the park with easy access. So it is now very busy. Sadly, La Mina won't reopen for another year or so, so don't expect privacy anymore at Juan Diego.

Comment by Gwenn on 01 May 2019

I just saw a feature on the news, and it looks like Juan Diego Falls is definitely no longer a secret. Well, it hasn't been a secret for a while, but it looks like recent changes have really changed things. From what I saw there is an official sign for the trail! It was so cool when you had to be "in the know" to find it. It was so special when you could go, even on a weekend, and have to falls to yourself, or just a few other visitors. It's got to be a very different experience, now.

Comment by Joshua Reyes on 30 Apr 2019

Yes, all roads are open.

Comment by Gwenn on 26 Jan 2019

Do these directions still work after the hurricane damage? I plan on visiting the island in 6 weeks or so.

Comment by Daniel JOHNSON on 25 Jan 2019

I asume your trip was canceled...but for future reference- it is "Possible" but not really something you want to do. It would be about 1 mile up a steep, thin, winding road (no side walks). There are a few side parking areas now, but if you don't find parking on the way up, try again on the way down. Mid week, early in the day or later in the afternoon are usually less busy.

Comment by Gwenn on 15 Nov 2017

Is it possible to park at the Yokahu Tower and make your way over to Juan Diego Falls (in case there's street parking)? Hoping it's it has been/going to be re-open end of Sept 2017?

Comment by WillP on 04 Sep 2017

Sorry you missed them, but interesting. I will check it out and see what they are doing. I hope they make a safer trail up to see the upper falls.

Comment by Gwenn on 22 Mar 2017

We attempted to visit today, but were kicked out from the trailhead due to "rehabilitation" and were not able to proceed. They did not give indication of when it would be open again.

Comment by Allison Schramm on 21 Mar 2017

Glad you enjoyed it. We love that waterfall and how it is still less visited (even though the "secret" is out!).

Comment by Gwenn on 02 Nov 2016

Thank you guys soooo much for this info. We went last week and it was truly one of the highlights of our trips. We were there by ourselves for almost an hour. We just hung out and took in the beauty of the area. I could not have asked for anything more. It was exactly as you described! We took the trail on the left because it was easier to find. My wife and I can't thank you guys enough for this little nugget of info. It will be a moment that we will cherish forever!

Comment by Matthew F. on 02 Nov 2016

Just hiked up to the 40ft Juan Diego Falls yesterday, 9/2/16. This has been the highlight of our honeymoon. We were completely alone for over half an hour. What an experience! Thanks so much for posting instructions to this secret location, I'll definitely be sharing a link to you guys on my blog.

Comment by Jazmine Sotil on 03 Sep 2016

Did you read this article? The second paragraph "Located in El Yunque National Forest at KM 9.5 on Road 191 is Quebrada Juan Diego (or Juan Diego Stream). There are two streams here- as you come up the road. When you get close to mile marker km 9.5, park in the designated areas only- keeping your tires on the inside of the white line (if parking on the road area). At the second stream, you will see the trailhead marker and a little path on the right hand side of the road (as you are coming up the road)". This link will give you many articles with info about El Yunque: http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/?s=el+yunque There is a EL Yunque 101 that should get you started and a trail map.

Comment by Gwenn on 13 Feb 2016

Hello friends! I was hoping to ask some questions here as my husband and I while physically fit have never hiked at El Yunque before or spent any time there. How do we find Juan Diego Falls? Where do we enter? Park? Etc! Any and all information as to how to get to the area and where to start for two beginners in the forest is appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Comment by Meghan on 12 Feb 2016

This hike was amazing!! Just did it today. Thank you so much for posting this it is seriously the best kept secret ever.

Comment by Miriam B on 24 Jan 2016

Here is a video of Juan Diego Falls from Nov, 2015. https://www.instagram.com/p/-PCx6IR8_0/?taken-by=letsmozzie I arrived around 9am and was the only one there for over an hour. I climbed the left to take this nice video of the "ribbon falls" above the larger 40' waterfall. https://www.instagram.com/p/-PHKW2x82t/?taken-by=letsmozzie

Comment by Patrick Lewis on 22 Nov 2015

Thank you so much for the fantastic insight. My family and I had a great time climbing the trails and swimming in the pools. Unfortunately, we were here in July 2015, in the middle of one of PR's biggest drought, so the falls had a lot less water than usual. You could clearly see where the water level used to be versus where it was when we went. Regardless we had a great time and had fun adventuring. If you're interested, I would suggest getting to El Yunque early, around 9. We were the only ones there when we arrived, but as we were leaving (around 12), many different groups were hiking up the falls.

Comment by Natalie Shepich on 01 Aug 2015

Right sorry, I see now that the second video covers two falls. The lower which you can wade into and the upper which is I believe the actual Juan Diego Falls. Thanks again, Mark

Comment by Mark on 09 Nov 2014

I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We called the "first falls" video just some of the little ones you come to along the trail. The second video in the post is what you call the First Falls- the first large falls you get to.

Comment by Gwenn on 09 Nov 2014

Hi guys, Thanks so much for this site, awesome information. And thanks so much for this article on Juan Diego falls, without it we would never had found it or had the nerve to make our way up to the 3rd falls. Mark P.S. The video of the first falls is not accurate, a video of the first falls can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgVH8zqjGB4

Comment by Mark on 09 Nov 2014

Very nice falls and we were the only ones there. The hike is short (<1/4 mile) and is actually less chaiienging than it looks. Lots of roots which actually act as hand rails. Go slow to be safe. Active people should have no issue making the trip up and down.

Comment by on 25 Oct 2014

So glad we stumbled upon this post and followed your instructions to the letter. It was a busy day in the park, but we had the trail pretty much to ourselves after running into one family at the first falls and a second family (that soon departed) at the second. From there on, we were one-on-one with El Yunque's lush verdance. For those trying to gauge the difficulty of the climb, I'll say this: we traversed the passage with our whole clan. Our 12-yr-old girl, 11-yr-old boy, 10-yr-old boy and 7.5-yr-old girls managed fine on their own with small backpacks. The youngest, a 13-month-old boy, was ferried up the trail by mama and down the trail by papa. We used a Tula carrier worn on the front for the ascent and worn on the back for the descent. It was certainly challenging, but by no means impossible and the lunch we toted along was all the more delicious because of how we earned it. I can't recommend this trail highly enough to those who wish to commune with El Yunque and those in your party.

Comment by Jason Tesauro on 12 Aug 2014

We followed your directions to find these falls in 2011, and it was fantastic. The rest of the park was crazy busy, but we only saw a couple other people back this way.

Comment by Nikasha on 30 Oct 2013

I will be going here next Wednesday...can't wait...last time I went to the falls that are a way down some stairs and it took forever to get there, big crowd and and endless trip back up...

Comment by Rafael on 11 Sep 2013

I also wanted to mention that this is not a great swimming/diving location, because there is not a lot of water depth such as places like Las Tinajas and Gozalandia. As long as you are not looking for that type of activity, you cannot go wrong with Juan Diego. Great place to enjoy a natural beautiful setting, get wet and cool off, and to sit under a variety of waterfalls. And quite possibly, be alone.

Comment by Josh on 27 Jun 2013

The directions were perfect, and after visiting Juan Diego falls this past week, I can really appreciate how good they were. Totally cool. The first little one was refreshing for the kids, the second was great, and the third was off the hook, off the chain, and off the hinges. By the time we got to the second one, there were some people there. I noticed that there was no action to the next level. I snuck up the right side to see what I could find. I went up and up and up, and then figured I was higher than I needed to be, so started coming back down. On my way down I noticed a little path to the side. It was not to inviting, but I made my way forward under a big fallen tree. It was steep and slippery, but eventually I realized that this was going to take me where I wanted to go. When I was almost there, I went down to the next level, and went down stream to where the previous waterfall dropped, and waved at the rest of my group below, which included my wife, my two sons (9 and 5), and my mother-in-law. I felt pretty cool at that moment. I headed back down the more correct/ direct way, and attempted to get the rest of my group to join me, since I thought it was do-able for them, too. When we got there,we were alone like for 5 minutes. At that point a tour guide arrived with a group of about 10. They were there for about 15 minutes, and were gone. :-) These spots are great, but extra special when you can be alone. Special thanks to PuertoRicoDayTrips for this, and many other great, great articles, that open up more and more of Puerto Rico to appreciate and enjoy.

Comment by Josh on 23 Jun 2013

This spot was amazing!! We were visting luquillo this last week and went up to El Yunque this weekend. We walked down to La Mina falls and I saw this article your wrote so we also checked out Juan Diego Falls. We all liked Juan Diego better. It was beautiful and there were many more falls to see on the one trail. Also we were the only ones on the Juan Diego trail/falls and at la mina there were at least 20 people, so it was a much better experience. The directions you gave were perfect. Thank you for writing this! It made our visit to el Yunque amazing!

Comment by Ayla on 28 May 2013

Thanks for sharing we went today and had our own little slice of paradise for half the day.

Comment by bob on 25 Jan 2013

We are going in Jan 2010. So looking forward to this. Thank you!

Comment by Charley on 10 Dec 2009

Was really a nice spot!!! Thanks so much for your instructions!

Comment by Linda Irizarry on 17 Jul 2009

It was maybe a 5-minute walk to the first water fall. We went again recently, and spent over 2 hours climbing higher and higher. We finally gave up when we reached the sixth waterfall. It really is a great spot!

Comment by Ray on 06 Feb 2009

How long was the hike?

Comment by Jael on 05 Feb 2009

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