The Rainforest Inn's Lost Machete Hike

 

Venture into the El Yunque jungle where adventure is the norm, and one misplaced step can send you sliding down the mountainside, entangled in vines never to be seen again. Your companions go on without you and mourn your passing into the enchanted Rainforest El Yunque. Maybe the ghost stories really are true?

Refreshing natural swimming hole above a waterfall - deep in the jungle and private.

Refreshing natural swimming hole above a waterfall - deep in the jungle and private.

Feel the rush of the waterfall on a natural waterslide.

Okay, so we are exaggerating just a little. However, The Lost Machete Hike is not an easy hiking trail. We do have a legal disclaimer for you to sign. You were looking for an adventure, right? This is our property's private trail! There are several very steep areas, and the rocks and boulders of the beautiful stream (that will remain nameless to protect the trail's anonymity) are very slippery. The trail is very well maintained, and if you're lucky, you might see one of the resident boa constrictors lying about. Now that you have learned of some of the dangers, let's explore the unique beauty that will make risking these wilds all worth while.

“The hikes in El Yunque were fun, but the Machete Trail was the best!”
— Maribeth D (Melrose, MA)

One step off the pavement and you will immediately feel the jungle surround you. At the trails end you will experience a waterfall that very few people have seen up close. Perch upon a boulder that is yours for the day, and join the cadre of hikers that have enjoyed these descending waters, and bathed in the pools, contemplating an awesome vista of the Caribbean Sea. 

Privacy here is a premium. The Lost Machete Hike may be the the most memorable adventure you embark on, on the Isla Del Encanto. Some of our guests have even proposed at the pool above the waterfall. 


 
The private hike that leads to a swimming hole is an adventure in itself, leave at least one morning to explore that! The views from atop the waterfall are unlike any other on El Yunque!”
— Kate D (Barcelona)
Nature lovers will be amazed by the beauty of the forest

Nature lovers will be amazed by the beauty of the forest


Rainforest Inn Private Waterfall
“The machete trail was secluded…I mean a private waterfall and swimming hole!!! You just cannot replicate this place... “
— Feffy06
“The private hike to the secluded waterfall is a must, just don’t give up on the trail even when the rain starts to come down, the vistas and bathing at the end are well worth it.”
— ajcynk0 (Austin, TX)