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. Before you head to Minas, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Minas trip planner , to make sure you see all that Minas has to offer, including Parque Salto del Penitente.
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  • A very nice and quiet place down to the waterfall is a bit steep, but worth, there are several options in place to do rappelling, Tyrolean, there are campsite, bathrooms, a parador dining with a spectacular view. It is really super recommended.
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  • It has nothing to say WOW! but does its magic. In the place went riding: horses are known the path of memory and only respond to the Guide, is good if it is your first time riding for children. It is very nice to walk through the Park.
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  • Another magical place, I never tire of go, feel the noise of the water when it comes down is a wonder
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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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