It is part of the mountainous area of the Escambray, and their origins go back to millions of years. The area is near to the Villa of the Sacred Trinidad, one of the first ones seven been founded in Cuba by the governor Diego VelŠzquez. The current population, for the most part peasant, is scarce. Among other reasons, due to the growing exodus of residents of the town toward the cities, due to the incessant social development.
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The Topes de Collantes national park is a maze of jungle-covered limestone mountains called “mogotes” featuring†picturesque waterfalls and caves. The highest mountain in the area is the Pico de San Juan which extends skyward to an impressive 1150 meters (3773 feet). There is no hiking permitted on this particular summit because it is part of a military zone but, don't worry, there are numerous other surrounding peaks begging to be discovered. Getting to Topes de Collantes Most visitors to the [...]
Parque Guanayara in Topes de Collantes is 15km (9.3 miles) north of the Los Helechos hotel. From all walking routes available Parque Guanayara hosts probably the area's most scenic ones. An easy to intermediate hike follows the Guanayara River for a few kilometers up to the Salto El Rocio, a beautiful waterfall, which concludes with the Poza del Venado, featuring a natural pool in which visitors can and do cool off. Along the trail you will be thrilled by the [...]
Parque Altiplano is the most developed tourist area in Topes de Collantes. As well as being the location of all the local hotels, Parque Altiplano also harbors the area's most popular destination for avid hikers, the fantastically located 62m (203 feet) high Caburni waterfall. This breathtaking waterfall is surrounded by aged pine and eucalyptus trees and is easily accessible from the 2.5-km (1.5 miles) trail which in places extends down several steep (but not dangerous) inclines and through some dense [...]
Parque Codina is close to the Parque Altiplano and features an excellent mountain restaurant serving both tour groups and individual visitors. The hiking trails are moderate to easy and feature waterfalls, caves, and some spectacular panoramic viewpoints. During your visit you will†discover that the area is popular for both Bird watching and camping with numerous groups constantly staying in the area. The heart of Parque Codina is of course the mountain retreat of Hacienda Codina. An old Spanish colonial coffee-growing [...]
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