El Nicho waterfall, Cienfuegos Province, Cuba
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If you’ve ever dreamed about standing or swimming beneath the mist of a rushing waterfall, fulfill the fantasy during a visit to Cienfuegos, where the El Nicho Waterfalls—four cascades in all—permit just such an opportunity. You’ll hike in and out to the falls, so dress accordingly. Birders may want to bring their lists, as a number of different species can often be spotted in the forest canopy.