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“4 hour hike to see all the water falls”
Review of Nambilla Cascadas

Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Mindo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

You definitely need a taxi to and from the location. Worth the $5 fee. If you want to see all the falls, it takes about 4 hours or more. Easy hike with cool plants, butterflies and water falls.

Thank LadyEmpress
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 10am and were rushing by 4pm. It's a beautiful way to spend a day hiking. We jumped on the back of a truck from our hostel and paid $1 each to get to the falls. Don't walk. It will take you more than an hour. We walked to Cascada Reina first which took about an hour there, 45 minutes back. This one is a nice one to swim in. The other 6 falls are relatively close together. Our favourite one to swim in was the second set of falls after the main falls that everyone swims in. Take water (you can buy water just before you hop on the cable car), snacks and tissues as there is nowhere to buy food or go to the bathroom. Wear good shoes, runners are fine but flip flops are a no go. It is muddy and slippery in parts. This has been our favourite activity in Mindo so far.

Thank Gemma F
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

The cable car was interesting to get to the cascades/waterfalls. A nice hike down to the falls but a bit more challenging returning. I wish it was open later than 4pm.

Thank kstephen
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

This place is too special to marathon through. Plan a full day and stop and enjoy the many pools of water that form at the base of the different water falls. Water shoes are a must. A towel, some drinking water, and a little something to eat are not a bad idea either. Just remember to carry out whatever you carried in - something I learned scouting as a child: take only pictures - leave only footprints.

2  Thank Marianna P
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The cable car ride takes you across the valley with some pretty amazing views. But is zips by in just a few minutes - like a zip line. Ask them to go "muy muy despacio" so you can savor the experience. Also make sure you're camera is on a leash. The cable car is powered by an actual car engine, complete with pedals and dash board. We visited just the closest falls - a 20 minute hike each way. Falls itself was not so special, but a nice hike in the forest. You can also swim there (we didn't bring suits). Our 6-year-old did fine. There are 5 other falls that we didn't visit. $5/person, child was free. To far to walk from town; $10 taxi each way.

Thank Bob R
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