Carabali rainforest park a UNesco world heritage site

hacienda carabali was acquired by the Diaz family in 1972 during its early years , the land was used for agricultural purpose and livestock operations carried out in order to sell milk in the local markets in about 164 acres we cared for approximately 90 milk cattle . during the 80’s and 90’s, the dairy industry was very prosperous and and as demand grew, the Diaz family decided to continue expanding its farm to acquire 510 acres of land adjacent to the el yunque national forest. The horses occupied a very important role since it was the only mean of transportation at the time to cross the plains and mountains of this area, with characteristic of a subtropical jingle, to collect cattle. After two years in 1974 the family decided to diversity the operations and started renting horses to ride hacienda is positioned as one of the attractions of Puerto Rico for local and foreign tourist. During recent years the demand has grown and carabali added attraction and started offering tours and excursions in four track or ATV, go karts, restaurant ,hotel and venues for all kind of events.

This once in a lifetime experience will take you off the beaten path to enjoy a landscape surrounded by natural beauty. Feel a change of pace allowing the soul to connect with nature. The horse back riding on the beach adventure will allow you to traverse the crystal clear waters of the mameyes river to finally reach luquillos gold coast. You will have a unique opportunity to ride on your horse along gorgeous beaches of the atlantic ocean. Upon arriving to luquillo beach you will enjoy a visit to a tropical; bar allowing guests to relax swim at the beach and try the typical tropical drinks. This tour caters to all levels riders. Beginners, intermediate, and experienced riders are all welcome.

After your adventure, satisfy your appetite in Carabalí Bar & Grill Restaurant, offering casual dining favorites, including Puerto Rican traditional dishes. Situated in this 600 acre Ranch, Carabalí Bar & Grill Restaurant has a western atmosphere and it is famous for steaks and authentic complements with local ingredients. Open for lunch, dinner or private functions. From Monday to Sunday 11:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Call 787-355-0773 for reservations.

El Yunque National Forest is the sole tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System. The forest’s relatively small 28, 000 acre size belies its importance. It differs significantly from all the other U.S. National Forests because of its year-round tropical climate and immense biodiversity. The rugged Luquillo Mountains that rise to 3,533 ft. above sea level comprise most of the forest land. Their steep slopes can sometimes receive rainfall of over 200 inches (508 centimeters) per year at higher elevations. Caressed by gentle easterly winds the forest has an average temperature of 73° F (21° C), and seasonal changes are almost imperceptible. It is the ideal climate for exuberant tropical vegetation. The rain forest is noted for its biodiversity; it is “home” to thousands of native plants including 150 fern species, 240 tree species (88 of these are endemic or rare and 23 are exclusively found in this forest). The El Yunque National Forest has no large wildlife species, but hundreds of smaller animals abound in this gentle forest, many of which exist nowhere else on the planet. Each year the forest welcomes about 600,000 visitors from all over the world who come to sample the rain-forest’s eco-tourism pleasures while developing a greater understanding of its ecological importance by walking its many beautiful trails. Carabalí's land sits on the foothills of El Yunque and shares the landscape, flora and fauna of the spectacular Forest.

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