The rain forest provides a cool and shady respite from the sunny coast. Guides point out the Caribbean pines, stands of 25-foot-tall bamboo and stately mahoganies with their straight, smooth trunks of reddish brown bark. On the Barre De L’isle trail, among the easier hikes, we walked one mile to the Mount La Combe ridge. A climb to the hilltop rewards with a panoramic view. Or, you can simply eschew the climb and turn back. With adventurous teens, try the rugged Enbas Saut trail, which leads to a series of cascading waterfalls. Permission is needed to use the trails, and it’s best to explore with a licensed guide. With young children, consider walking just the first part of the forest paths.