Las Paylas

El Yunque & East Coast

This series of natural waterslides in El Yunque's foothills is popular with locals, especially on weekends. The water bounces over boulders, ending in a crystal-clear swimming pool. The most confident slide down face first while others just enjoy the show. There's no public access but homeowners charge a small fee for visitors to pass through their property or to park their cars – #6051 has the best access. From there, a well-maintained path leads directly to the waterslides.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby El Yunque & East Coast attractions

1. Playa La Pared

2.88 MILES

A block from Luquillo’s plaza, this is the place to catch a surf break, admire the sculpture by local artist Carlos Guzmán, grab a bite from a gourmet…

2. Playa Luquillo

3.04 MILES

Along with its must-visit kioskos, Luquillo is synonymous with its fabulous – and hugely popular – beach. Set on a calm, northwest-facing bay and…

3. La Coca Falls

3.06 MILES

The first spectacular natural feature you see as Hwy 191 climbs south toward the forest peaks is an 85ft cascade as the stream tumbles from a precipice to…

4. Yokahú Tower

3.15 MILES

This 65ft, Moorish-looking stone tower was built as a lookout in 1962. It's the first good spot for vistas of the islands to the east, but there are…

5. La Mina Falls

3.87 MILES

At the time of research, La Mina Trail was closed for repair, due to reopen in 2021. Check the El Yunque National Forest website (…

6. Baño Grande & Baño de Oro

4.39 MILES

Baño Grande, a former swimming hole built during the Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps, lies across Hwy 191 from the Palo Colorado Information…

7. El Yunque National Forest

4.77 MILES

El Yunque National Forest is one of Puerto Rico’s crown jewels with nearly 29,000 acres of lush, mountainous terrain scattered with waterfalls, rushing…

8. Playa Seven Seas

6.57 MILES

On the southwestern shore of Las Cabezas' peninsula, Playa Seven Seas is a sheltered, palm-shaded, horseshoe-shaped public beach. Quiet at times, it gets…