Getting up at the crack of dawn and hiking are not exactly my idea of a vacation, but I have to say our trip to El Yunque in Puerto Rico was definitely worth it. We booked a tour via our hotel which was super convenient because they provided transport and a guide. The rain-forest is about an hour/hour and half away from San Juan.
El Yunque is absolutely beautiful; filled with waterfalls and lush greenery. The hike (if you can call it that) was relatively easy but filled with a lot of uphill walking. I have to say, it inspired me to start getting back in shape after I got home!
We ended our day by climbing up the observation tower, where on a clear day you can see Puerto Rico's neighboring islands.