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Parque Salto del Penitente, Minas

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Wildlife Area
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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  • We never found the falls because it was very dry then. But the winding roads with scenic overlooks en route stole the show anyway.  more »
  • Not far from Montevideo you find this Park where you can walk in the wilderness, eat at the local restaurant, ride on a horse or practice some climbing. We did not try the restaurant and just wandered...  more »
  • This is one of the few places in the Minas area that does NOT have a bus to it, in the summer. ( i live in Minas ) But, as the other reviews say it IS "worth a visit". It is one big plume, so if you a...  more »