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El Nicho Waterfalls

Cienfuegos, Cuba
+53 5 5418165
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TOP TIP - Swim in the lower pool!

We booked via one of the travel agents in town. I think we paid about 75cuc for two people... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
GregFirth
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Croydon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful falls

Not far from Cienfuegos and well worth it. Falls are easy to access and a nice dip. The guide we... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Sino_newScouser
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  • Average6%
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“natural pool” (14 reviews)
“cool water” (9 reviews)
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Cienfuegos, Cuba
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"cool water"
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"natural beauty"
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We booked via one of the travel agents in town. I think we paid about 75cuc for two people including lunch. Transport in a modern minibus, a knowledgeable guide of the area and a beautiful setting. When you arrive from the main road, there is...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Not far from Cienfuegos and well worth it. Falls are easy to access and a nice dip. The guide we had spoke excellent English and it was nice to catch lunch at a restaurant nearby.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

If the weather is nice and it is on your way, maybe deserves a stop. It is around 10€ for a natural park that you see in 1 hour and a half. The view is pretty and swimming in the natural pools was cool, but...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

If the day is nice and warm it's a great place for a light hike and a dip in the clean and refreshingly cold ponds under the waterfalls. The journey from Cienfuegos to the mountains is very pleasant with a few turns along the way...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

You have to make a bit of effort to get here, but it is definitely worth it! Beautiful falls, easy trek and one of the most picturesque swimming holes I’ve seen; wait for the second one. Skip the park lunch and opt for a local...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I've been to a lot of waterfalls, so I expected this one to be pretty 'eh' but actually the varied pools, the many waterfalls, and the fantastic view from the top make it well worth the 10 CUC/person entry fee. (The view is after the...More

2  Thank Egw87
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It is not a long walk through the park to get to the falls, which are beautiful. You do have to walk over some pretty narrow, rickety bridges though. And to get to the end for the vista point, you need to climb some rather...More

1  Thank MessaM
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We organised a trip to El Nicho from Trinidad with drop off in Cienfuegos. Our taxi picked us up at 8am in Trinidad and we were at the falls by about 9:15 at which point nobody was there. I am not certain if were technically...More

1  Thank LauratheExplorer1992
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

It is so pretty and amazing to the human eye ! We walked through the stairs with a pretty view in each side.

Thank Lismary C
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We visited in transit from Cienfuegos to Trinidad through the company Cubanacan. Our guide, Vladimir (who said the only Russian thing about him was his name ;o) was really good and gave us a lot of information throughout the way. El Nicho itself is really...More

Thank Amaya H
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mel1515
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Response from MessaM | Reviewed this property |
What we did was ask our driver to stop at El Nicho on the way from Cienfuegos, before we got to Trinidad. We paid a bit extra and he waited there for us (for about 1.5 hrs) before continuing on to Trinidad. It's a lovely... More
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Courtneyklv
3 April 2018|
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Response from Dazzling-darren | Reviewed this property |
For the main park this would be no problem for 6 year old. They guide we had was very relaxed ensuring we had plenty ofvtime. A little hand holding on the steeper parts with some cobbled path but other than that they will be... More
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