Saturday, 2 July 2011

La Coca Falls, El Yunque, Puerto Rico

A very beautiful waterfall postcard I received earlier this year.

Coca Falls are located in El Yunque National Forest in northeastern Puerto Rico. It is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System inventory. The forest is commonly known as El Yunque. The second-tallest mountain within El Yunque is also named El Yunque. El Yunque National Rainforest is located on the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo Mountains and it encompasses 113.32 km² of land, making it the largest block of public land in Puerto Rico. El Toro, the highest mountain peak in the forest rises 1,065 meters above sea level. Ample rainfall (over 200 inches a year in some areas) creates a jungle-like setting - lush foliage, crags, waterfalls and rivers are a prevalent scene. The forest has a number of trails from where the jungle-like territory's flora and fauna can be appreciated.

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