Parque Salto del Penitente, Minas

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Trek through Parque Salto del Penitente, a park that surrounds the 60 m (196 ft) waterfall. Enjoy the fresh air as you climb to the lookout point and view the narrow, rushing cascade. The trek is short but steep, so bring suitable footwear and don't forget a bathing suit for swimming in the waterfall's natural pool. Try horseback riding provided by the park's management; or for the more adventurous the park offers ziplining and rappelling. The restaurant overlooking the waterfall serves up a couple of tasty meal options. Take a look at our Minas vacation builder to schedule your visit to Parque Salto del Penitente and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A place whose tour one can access very nice views of mines, some olive trees and jump one can eat some typical foods such as the Stroganoff of wild boar in the sight of the waterfall. Recommended to visit.
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  • August 7, 2017
    We had a great time at the falls and it was a nice place to take some great selfies too. The hike was easy and fun too.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    A paradisiacal place! Beautiful to explore its hills and its vegetations and sheds, with many meadows with cattle to enjoy.
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With Minas' touristic emphasis far more on the surrounding natural areas than on the town itself, accommodations tend to be pretty basic in the town. While a couple of luxury and upmarket options exist--with hotels offering private pools, onsite bars, and restaurants—hotels primarily feature simple rooms with limited amenities. Truly budget-friendly options lie tucked away in the side streets around the central area, with hostels and guesthouses chief among these. North of the city, really adventurous types may want to check out some of the region's most scenic campsites. Alternatively, explore the smattering of family-run guesthouses in remote areas.
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