Caburni is one of the first paths will see when driving from Trinidad towards Topes… it’s 3 KM long, and when you are getting to the end you’ll see two different paths: one takes you to the waterfall… lovely! The other one goes down to the natural swimming pool, where the depth goes from 1 to 8 meters. Amazing! Loved this place!!more
About trekking in Topes. They have lot of info about all the excursions they do. Some excursions U can go by truck to one point and then walk maybe around 5 more kilometers. I don´t remember how much it was each excursion but I think it was around 5cuc. The closest places are Caburni waterfall and Batata river, both around 5km from the hotel....more
This is the most far waterfall from the center of Topes de Collantes. It´s even located in other national park, the National reserve of El Nicho. But everyone includes it on Topes de Collantes "must to see". In fact this place is a gathering of small waterfalls along a river where the biggest is El Nicho. There are others like Los Enamorados, La...more
Near Topes, only 5km there is a small river that goes trough a cave a small part of its journey to the sea. Here is where I have felt the coldest water in Cuba! As the place is up 800mt from the sea level and goes inside a cave, the water is usually at less than 15 celsius degrees. But it´s worthy to swim here. There are some small natural pools...more
The Rocio waterfall is about 20km from Topes de Collantes center. So if U plan to go there walking better leave early. If U go by car is easy because the road takes U until Casa de La Gallega, a house where U can eat and rest, only 5km from the waterfall.This place is a small natural reserve inside Topes, named Guanayara. So if U sak for the place,...more
Near the center of Topes de Collantes is located this waterfall. Only 5 km. Last time I was here in 2003 was closed because of a hurracane. The waters of the river where contamined with waste water from a nearby hotel and a village. By this year, 2005 it must be open already.Walking here is somewhat like to Caburni waterfall but less hard. in the...more
gran parque topes de collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Caribbean
Good for: Couples
Near the Helechos hotel U'll find this small disco. At night evrybody from the scattered houses and the nearby little mountain village come here to have some fun. Salsa as usual and drinks. This place is totally different to havana or trinidad o Varadero, no jineteras, no body bothering U.
Topes de Collantes is a very humid place, heavy rain almost each day and lot of mud. So my warning is that in many places U must walk with good shoes, preferibly mountain shoes (or as U want to call it :) Many of my friends have suffered some fall and even one of them broke an arm because of the fall. Also is plain to stay in a tent look for a high ground because with the rain usually lot of mud come down from the mountains.
Topes de Collantes is natural park protected by the government so here U'll see lot of birds, little animals and beatifull trees. Often there're lot of locals always willing to offer their knowledge of the place and take U to places that the usual tour guide will not take U there. So don't hesitate to ask to a local (must of'em are teenagers) to show U the different places and foot paths to there.