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Topes de Collantes

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Address: Sierra de Escambray, Trinidad-Sancti Spiritus, Topes de Collantes 60147, Cuba
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Beautiful View from the Mirador

Topes de Collantes is a nature reserve park in the Escambray Mountains range in central Cuba. The Mirador (viewing platform) that these photos were taken from are within the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Topes de Collantes is a nature reserve park in the Escambray Mountains range in central Cuba. The Mirador (viewing platform) that these photos were taken from are within the Sancti Spiritus Province. We were on our way to the El Nicho waterfall which was North from Trinidad for about 2 hours to Cienfuegos province. This spot is about 30 minutes... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can reach by taxi or by bike (but it's very uphill). We took a taxi, negotiated at 40 USD. Spent about 3-4 hours inside the park, taking the Salto del Caburni trail. The waterfall at the end of trail is nice and you can swim in a lake with a smaller waterfall nearby. On the way back, about halfway... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went to one waterfall by going down the mountain- a steep decline. challenging but fun. the forest is beautiful and shaded and the waterfall is great. actually climbing up the mountain was easier...take water and snack with you and wear your swimsuit bc there is no where to change...please do not be tempted to ride the horses on the... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Located 40 min drive with taxi from Trinidad (way to & back cost us 50 cuc). It took us 1 hour to walk down as several nice places to stop for view and photos. Waterfall is not very high, but good enought to enjoy exercise, and swim, of course. Its pritty safe to swim there as at the end its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had a nice ride up in to the mountains where we hiked 4 km through a beautiful forest. A long the way we got to go swimming in a lagune. We walked passed waterfalls en birds.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

If you are looking for a short walk, still very pleasant, in the Topes de Collantes, then drive to Plaza de las Memorias (close to the coffee cafe) and take the Sendero Jardin de Gigantes, which takes you to a lovely forest, a natural water swimming pool built as part of the river flow, and Parque la Represa, where there... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were traveling as part of an organized group and was assigned a guide to take us through the short walk that had been arranged, bird watching and information about coffee farming. All very interesting, even sighted a Cuban Trogon, beautiful bird.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A camion/truck took us through the park to enjoy the very rich vegetation with a stop at the coffee house where we learned about the coffee process. Then we walked for 2 hours to reach cascades and a natural swimming pool. The final stop is a restaurant to enjoy a very good chicken. The guide speaks a perfect English.

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Abbotsford BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We decided to go on the two night trip to Trinidad and the falls while on vacation in Varadero. The price was $135.00 CUC. Considering the trip included a night in another hotel, two lunchs, one dinner, and one breakfast it was a very good price. The first day we headed to Santa Clara for some sight seeing, souvenier shopping... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I truly enjoyed visiting Topes de Collantes. After a bunch of cities, it is great to walk around in a nature park. I did an organized tour (thru Cubatur) and visited Parque Guanayara. We went hiking in the mountain, swimming in a natural pool and visited a big waterfall. We finished the afternoon at a coffee plantation. Easy hiking and... More 

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