El Nicho Cuba

El Nicho, natural heaven

El Nicho is a wonder of nature, dozens of waterfalls and natural ponds in a virtually virgin area, hidden among the mountains. One of the settlements belonging to Hanabanilla, a basin of national interest, in the province of Cienfuegos.

It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Cuba and probably in the Caribbean. Cuba conserves secrets and places where tourism has not arrived yet so if you decide to rent a villa in Cuba you will be able to discover awesome places like El Nicho.

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Geographic location

It is crossing the Sierra del Escambray, 30 kilometers from Topes de Collantes and only two from Lake Hanabanilla. It is part of the Laguna de Guanaroca-Yaguanabo-El Nicho Wildlife Refuge, located in Guanayara Park. Due to its location between mountains, it is only accessible by car, so if you are thinking to go there, we recommend you to rent a car in Cuba (classic or modern) with LujoCuba, we have a great offer for you.

It is a nesting site for flamingos and other birds and it is home to legends of pirates. There are Aboriginal remainders and even the cave which has the largest stalagmite of Latin America with 67 meters of height, Cueva Martín Infierno, which is a National Monument.

This natural space is an exceptional place with endemic species in addition to rich topographical accidents and formations, both plant and geomorphological, that give the area a prominence in the massif. The settlement is located in the center of the natural valley that forms one of the most important biological corridors of the region, hence the necessity to preserve it for present and future generations.

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El Nicho, the heaven in the Earth

It is a nesting site for flamingos and other birds and it is home to legends of pirates. There are Aboriginal remainders and even the cave which has the largest stalagmite of Latin America with 67 meters of height, Cueva Martín Infierno, which is a National Monument.

This natural space is an exceptional place with endemic species in addition to rich topographical accidents and formations, both plant and geomorphological, that give the area a prominence in the massif. The settlement is located in the center of the natural valley that forms one of the most important biological corridors of the region, hence the necessity to preserve it for present and future generations.

It is a paradisiac place where the green of the vegetation, the rivers, the waterfalls and the picturesque peasant villages are combined magnificently. Ecotourism lovers fall in love with this area. Thanks to bridges finished with improvised railings, the visitor’s ascent becomes less tortuous. Then, the visitors reaches a viewpoint that allows to contemplate an entire green world at their feet.

El Nicho

El Nicho, a marvel of nature, dozens of waterfalls and natural ponds in an area virtually untouched, hidden among the mountains. It is located in the municipality Cumanayagua province of Cienfuegos. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful spots in Cuba.

It is through the Sierra del Escambray, 30 kilometers from Topes de Collantes, and only 2 miles from Lake Hanabanilla. Part of Wildlife Refuge Lagoon Guanaroca-Yaguanabo-El Nicho, located in the Park Guanayara, belonging to the massif Guamuhaya (also known as Sierra del Escambray) in the province of Cienfuegos, with an area of ??60 km ² meets in limits more than 65 species of endemic plants.

It is a paradise which combines the green of the vegetation, rivers, waterfalls and quaint rural towns. Ecotourism lovers frequently visit the area. Thanks to finish with rustic bridges improvised rails, visitors climb becomes less tortuous up to a belvedere green contemplate a world at his feet. Precisely in this place are The Black Creek waterfalls, where water plunges more than 30 meters and crashed into the rocks, forming clouds of foam that gives the environment a persistent fog.

During a tour where you can see the landscape may be in direct contact with nature, observe the flora and fauna while enjoying swimming in the river at the end of the walk.

Diversity of ferns and orchids and other plants found in your path along the path between the well-preserved gallery forest, about 400 meters of the forest is the entrance to the cave where born El Calvo stream The Black whose main attractions are natural pocetas, the leap from poceta desparramaderas and glass.

Remember; if you are planning to travel to Cuba, with LujoCuba you will be able to rent a villa in Cuba and rent a car too in order to discover fantastic places like El Nicho.

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