Puerto Rico’s rivers are known for waterfalls and life. Being the same size as Connecticut, but without the surrounding land base to establish large rivers, the rivers are small and adorned with hundreds, if not thousands, of waterfalls. Since the rivers are small, the waterfalls are not thundering curtains of thousands of gallons of water, but rather small, picturesque, and perfect for standing under in the steamy rainforest.

Speaking of which . . . being a rainforest, the rivers of Puerto Rico burst with plant and animal life, including the three designated rivers. It’s likely these rivers support more plant and animal diversity than any other river in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Puerto Rico has approximately 5,385 miles of river, of which 8.9 miles of three rivers are designated as wild and scenic—less than 2/10ths of 1% of the commonwealth’s river miles.