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“Well worth the trip out there, recommend Cuba Tours”

Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Cienfuegos
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

There are three waterfalls during this tour of the El Nicho parkland. The first and the last are the most memorable. I recommend shoes which are comfortable and aren't likely to slip on wet surfaces. You amble for about 10 minutes through tropical flora brimming with flowers, plants, lizards, birds etc. The guides are very knowledgeable and speak a number of languages, our guide spoke English and German. The pace is quite comfortable and the guides insist that you take as many photos and walk as it suits you. We very much took advantage of this - if you are a keen amateur photographer, you are going to want a macros lens, normal portrait lens and maybe a wide angle lens for the water falls.

After a short walk you get to the first waterfall which is by far the tallest. To memory there is not a convenient place to swim but you'll be bathed in water from quite a distance anyway. The clear water and bright green plants make for a picturesque setting. After this there is a little climb towards the second waterfall which is quite short (more of a running water bath) and an area to swim. There were quite a few people here when we were walking passed.

The main attraction is about 15 minutes from here uphill (not steep but if you're very out of shape, you may be tested). This is a great area to swim and you can climb the rocks while the water beats down on you from the waterfall overhead. The water is COLD but just suck it up and jump in. There is a modest changing area in a 'cave' area but you'll probably want (trustworthy) to hang up a towel in order to protect your modesty.

Overall a great experience. There is a restaurant and bar back towards the entrance where you can easily get lunch. The guides encourage tips - in fact we were asked for one. They are very knowledgeable as I said, friendly and keen to take photos of you and show you around various look out points and make a memorable journey for you. All in all, they earn it.

We got here via CubaTours which also took us via another town so that we could look at views from the hills etc. They are quite organised, arrange for tickets and the car was quite comfortable. They will also show you through towns in the nearby area if there is enough time. Lunch was also included in our tour too.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Beautiful and so refreshing. A highlight for our Cuba trip. Costs 9 CUC to get in. We took a taxi (40 CUC) from Cienfuegos so avoided the tour buses and had longer tin the pool.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. It's in the middle of the jungle and you can swim in a lake with a waterfall.:)) And make sure that you protect aginst mosquitoes :)

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Beautiful waterfalls, great for swimming! We had so much fun, the view from the top and the scenery is simply stunning. However, theres no way the walk is 2km - it's a very short hike! A man offered to take us deeper into the forest and he showed us a cave, some bamboo plants and different species of birds for a few CUC which was really interesting! If you're looking for a more challenging walk try Salto de Caburni but i'd recommend both! Nicho for swimming, Caburni for walking! Nicho is also popular with locals so has a great atmospheric mix of tourists and local people.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

There are a few waterfalls and pools to swim in. Really beautiful place and easy to access. This is a must see when you are in Cienfuegos

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