Salto del Arco Iris

Artemisa & Mayabeque Provinces

The vegetation-rich 'rainbow falls' is a 22m-high cascade on the Arroyo Manantiales. The entrance to the park encompassing it is to the right just before the Hotel & Villas Soroa. A path corkscrews to two viewpoints above and below the falls, which are at their most impressive in the May-to-October rainy season and at other times a trickle. You can swim here. There's also a roughshod snack bar.

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