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Nambilla Cascadas

Mindo, Ecuador
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Mindo
Type: Waterfalls
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

You definitely need a taxi to and from the location. Worth the $5 fee. If you want to see all the falls, it takes about 4 hours or more. Easy hike with cool plants, butterflies and water falls.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived at 10am and were rushing by 4pm. It's a beautiful way to spend a day hiking. We jumped on the back of a truck from our hostel and paid $1 each to get to the falls. Don't walk. It will take you more than an hour. We walked to Cascada Reina first which took about an hour there,... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The cable car was interesting to get to the cascades/waterfalls. A nice hike down to the falls but a bit more challenging returning. I wish it was open later than 4pm.

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Cotacachi, EC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is too special to marathon through. Plan a full day and stop and enjoy the many pools of water that form at the base of the different water falls. Water shoes are a must. A towel, some drinking water, and a little something to eat are not a bad idea either. Just remember to carry out whatever you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The cable car ride takes you across the valley with some pretty amazing views. But is zips by in just a few minutes - like a zip line. Ask them to go "muy muy despacio" so you can savor the experience. Also make sure you're camera is on a leash. The cable car is powered by an actual car engine,... More

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Cambridge, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We did a hike to 5 waterfalls. It was not a difficult hike but be sure to wear good shoes. I had on my best hiking shoes and fell and hurt my knee. The scenery was absolutely lovely.

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Memmingen, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

A nice little walk, but compared to other waterfalls it's nothing special. Spend your 5 usd somewhere else.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The cascades or cascade should I say because I only had time to see one aren´t better than many other I´ve seen (the ones in Banos are much more spectacular). The reason I´m rating this very good is because of the whole radical experience we had with the imense downpour and narrow passages with no protection whatsoever. Surreal. We were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We hiked here from Casa Divina Lodge (a great place to stay in Mindo!!). It was really a beautiful waterfall. And, if you are lucky, you will find some super beautiful ducks paddling ferociously against the current.

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Boston, MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We took the cable car over to this set of waterfalls. It's quite the hike, but definitely worth it. I liked that you were able to swim in the waterfalls, but was slightly disappointed we couldn't jump in due to the high amount of rain.

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