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Nambilla Cascadas

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Address: Mindo, Ecuador
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We enjoyed our visit.

A short hike, mainly downhill took us to a few accessible areas of the waterfall. The final area had several areas to enjoy the water. The guy working at this area was really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really liked it as I am in pretty good shape to do the walk. I feel that there is a lot of maintenance to be done one the trails to make it a little easier going. The cable car wasn't working on our way in which made it even more difficult.

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leics
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a taxi to the top 5 dollars then paid the 3 dollar entrance fee. It was dry when I ent its a great hike down. They are working on parts of the site so somtimes you were left just scrambling around on earth, very unkempt but it is a forest it has the air of a half finished... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

A short hike, mainly downhill took us to a few accessible areas of the waterfall. The final area had several areas to enjoy the water. The guy working at this area was really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our trip; it took about 1 hour 30 minutes.

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Southeastern U.S.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The Cascadas de Mindo Nambillo are a really pretty set of waterfall/cascades a few miles from the quaint cloud forest town of Mindo. The hike in and out is slippery and steep and a walking staff and hiking boots with good tread are recommended. You should bring drinking water, a snack, and your camera and swimsuit. At our lodging they... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

We took a taxi here from Mindo ($8) and were dropped off at the trail head. After a $3 per person entry fee we started a 15-20 minute walk that took us to the slide, pools and view of the waterfall. We walked around but decided not to go in for a couple reasons. One, it wasn't necessarily warm out... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We went for a hike up a trail into the forest and eventually came to the waterfall entrance. It was $3 each which seemed about fair. It was a steep walk down but the sound of the waterfall was exciting. We got there and an old man just told us to keep walking, we ended walking past the waterfall area... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The hike down to the waterfall is very scenic (and the steep hike back uphill will make your heart beat faster!), but the "facilities" actually make the place a lot less appealing. Imagine unfinished concrete structures, a crumbling water slide, rickety and rusty rails and a very basic, unclean toilet and you get the picture. Pity the other waterfalls in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This hike was not as easy as we were led to believe but it was worth it. Sturdy shoes/boots are needed and take plenty of water! The trails have some wet/mud sections and there are some steeper inclines.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The waterfall was very pretty, but the rest of the waterfalls on this trail were closed. Also, one of the employees that was working at the top of the waterfall where you can jump off would not leave us alone when we were trying to swim. He kept standing by our stuff and just staring at us. Make sure someone... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I have been in this waterfall a lot times it's nice peace place also there is a water slide and you can swim also you can jump the waterfall

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