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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  • It is a beautiful place. Access (route and road) is fine. To reach and reach out to the terrace is discovered a marvel; is not only the waterfall... It is the spectacle of the mountains around!... You can download if you want to.. .If not, from the terrace all appreciated very well...
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  • The Salto de Agua is beautiful, it can happen that you see it dry or with water that is not very guaranteed unless it has rained for a few days. I also highlight views of the place and even the road on the road to get there, really not to be missed.
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  • Not only is cute jump but the entire thing to do to get to the. An excellent asphalt road and an incredible view. To enjoy everything!
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Where to stay in Minas

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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