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El Nicho Waterfalls

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Address: Cienfuegos, Cuba
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Great waterfall!

Very cold water.... but worth jumping in for a swim!! :) I enjoyed it a lot...There are different sections where one can see the waterfall and also go into the water..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very cold water.... but worth jumping in for a swim!! :) I enjoyed it a lot...There are different sections where one can see the waterfall and also go into the water..

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South Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first time in Cienfuegos, we really enjoy the unforgettable Nicho waterfalls. Clear water and beutifull views from the mountains. We will back soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful spot. It is in the jungle highland, which interestingly has groves of non-native pine trees on the drive up. The hike around El Nicho is about a mile, non strenuous. There is, however, some climbing. I was lucky to be there before the tour busses arrived. We took a cab from Cienfuegos to El Nicho, about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice place The restaurant by the waterfalls was really good. If you want to try local food , order banana mash: it was so delicious with some garlic, cheese and onion. Unbelievable if you want to try local food.

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Thank Zaneta K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The El Nicho waterfalls are among the most beautiful places I visited in Cuba. There are several natural pools that you can swim in and the view into the Valley is breathtaking. It is very crowded though. A lot of groups are visiting, crowding the natural pools and the viewing spots. I highly recommend to go there individually instead of... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great visit BUT the hike in and out is very strenuous, along a path that isn't much more than a rocky (VERY) gully. The last part is a 400 vertical drop hike to get to the pool. Triggered an asthma attach for me (I am 67) so I would just be aware of how strenuous it is.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful waterfalls (there are multiple levels), clear water, good temperature to take a dip (we visited in December) and trek around. Will recommend.

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Middelfart, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take your own taxi. Dont go on the cruise ships excursion. You will save a ton of money and get there first. We had it all to our self. When we was going back to the taxi the big groups were coming. We payed 60 cuc for the taxi both ways. A perfect trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Nicho is an easy but beautiful trek surrounded by nature where you can find a couple of beatiful natural pools.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're visiting Cienfuegos or another town close to El Nicho you should take a day and visit this beatiful waterfall. I had an amazing time in this fantastic nature. Don't forget you're bathing suit.

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