Nambilla Cascadas, Mindo

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Pack a swimsuit before visiting Nambilla Cascadas, a set of 15 waterfalls formed by the Nambilla River and located in a cloud-forest ecological reserve. Trek the scenic trail to the waterfalls to spot the area's diverse wildlife, then dip your feet in the smaller cascades or swim in one of the bigger pools. Instead of walking, you can take a cable car and observe the surrounding forest during the ride. Bring some food and water for your trip and have a picnic next to the cascading river. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Mindo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nambilla Cascadas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • You reach the mountain waterfall in cable car, is a walk of about 30 minutes until you reach the waterfall, the terrain qualify it in a 3, does not require much physical effort to lower but the return if it is a little tired. Recommended for people who want to visit a waterfall without demanding a greater effort
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  • Very near Mindo. Reasonable cost and good care. Walk for 30-50 minutes. to get to the facilities. Two clean pools and the river for swimming, as well as slide and viewpoint of the waterfall.
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  • The arrival to the place is a narrow and winding road. The ride on the cable car watching from above the nature is spectacular, but fall and rise times are more than 15 minutes referred by the staff in charge. There are no signs of advanced km and this should help reduce the anxiety coming. The view of the waterfall is incredible. Along with all the vegetation, birds, butterflies etc. The entire journey is worth the stay. The climate is very pleasant and the water is not cold. For those with difficulty walking can take the cable car and and then go to the waterfall in cart, although that enjoins him to double the value but I think that it is the best option for those who might not be in good physical condition.
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Mindo is a small town, but it offers an impressive variety of hostel accommodations. Options in rustic hotels near the Mindo River range from basic rooms with few amenities to spacious suites with lots of extras. Riverside establishments work especially well for nature lovers, offering outstanding views and quick access to nature trails. For the ultimate outdoor experience, consider staying at a campground--some offer free Wi-Fi, modern showers, and covered eating areas.
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