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El Nicho Waterfalls

Cienfuegos, Cuba
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A bit touristy, but beautiful and pretty easy to access (you do need to climb some very high steps).

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hvidovre, Denmark
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Wonderful drive from Cienfuegoes to Trinidad with stop over @ El Nicho. Worth short detour... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A bit touristy, but beautiful and pretty easy to access (you do need to climb some very high steps).

Thank Enfamiliederrejser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful drive from Cienfuegoes to Trinidad with stop over @ El Nicho. Worth short detour. Swimming was fantastic. Fair number of tourists.

1  Thank AddieSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waterfalls and swimming were fantastic!!! The climb up was great!! We also did a side tour with a guide to the beginning of the falls which starts at a big cave!! It was spectacular!!

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 19 June 2017

we went as a detour when we moved from Cienfuegos to Trinidad for a few extra CUC on the taxi fare. It is a stunning location and the short hike up the hill to the top pool is well worth it just to spend time...More

Thank marknorthcote
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Well worth the detour. It is a short hike from the road up to the first pool, then up to the bigger pool, and farther up for a great view of the valley. Enjoy a cool swim. It was a bit crowded when we were...More

Thank mikerutherford
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This place has changed so much that I couldn’t recognize, the drought has done great damage, but still retains its charms, only that you have to hurry to see it as if global warming will continue to be without Nicho.

Thank Zaidy A
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Although a little bit far from Cienfuegos. This place is worth to go to. Rent a motorbike and drive there by yourself, take a bath and enjoy some food in the restaurant close by.

1  Thank JuanCarlosTraveller
Reviewed 6 June 2017

You arrive and think I will hike to the falls but instead you are put in a group with a guide. He is great and points out the wonderful things along the way - wildlife, trees, plants. Wear good shoes and don't forget to be...More

3  Thank Nruzow
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Gorgeous wilderness to hike through, with articulate and considerate guides. The ascent has its steep stretches, but these are well compensated by swims at two different pools fed by cascades. A highlight of our trip.

Thank michaelatkins0n
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Really was a great place to visit..reall enjoyed it. Get here early. The taxi to the place can be expensive but better than the bus!!!

1  Thank Jono H
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Aliyah B
5 July 2017|
Response from hfdiaz58 | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet will be to catch El Nicho when traveling between Santa Clara and Trinidad. Round trip can be expensive in private car, but you can probably find a tour service to take you there. There are several restaurants... More
Kim S
23 May 2017|
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Response from ElizaMG | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim, tried to locate this information online and it appears there are two agencies/services under the name Cubanacan. There is the "main" Cubanacan Grupo (phone: (537) 833 4090 email: esppromo2@cubanacan.tur.c) and there... More
20 May 2017|
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Response from hfdiaz58 | Reviewed this property |
I was at El Nicho in December, over the holidays. The entire trail is about one mile and the falls are very close to each other. You can get in and out of the park to view falls in an hour, if you don't take the entire... More