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El Nicho, Jewel of The Sierra Escambray

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El Nicho is a waterfall located in Cienfuegos Province, or “La Perla del Sur” about 250 km south of Havana. Nestled high up in the Sierra Escambray mountains, it is a two hour drive filled with various twists and turns. I shared a taxi with two other people. It came out to 40 CUC for all three of us to and from El Nicho.  The entrance fee into El Nicho is 9CUC.

I wish I remembered our driver’s name because he went above and beyond the call of duty. He made little stops where we picked guavas and coffee beans, and stopped at a little pueblo where we bought sandwiches for lunch. He is also a big fan of CSI and other suspenseful detective shows.

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El Nicho is an easy, short hike with great views of the Río Habanilla and naturaleza cubana, and a great place to swim.

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