The route starts by car in the direction of the protected area of La Mensura-Piloto National Park, an area of 5,300 hectares 30km south of Mayari. Among its attractions is the Salto del Guayabo, the highest waterfall in Cuba, and the La Sabina trail, for lovers of flora and fauna observation, with a refreshing swim awaiting at Poza Rafael natural pool.
The walk starts 15km away from the Villa Pinares de Mayarí and lasts approximately 2 hours crossing a beautiful tropical forest.
Along the way, a local guide will show you the beauty of the flora and fauna of the territory, more than 100 species of endemic plants and animals such as the Tocororo, the national bird of Cuba, the cartacuba, the negrito, the long-tailed hawk, the tomboin of the pine forest, the majá de Santa María and the jutía; The nightingale is also found, as it nests throughout the year.
You will climb 1.2km to the Mirador del Guayabo, located on a mountainous step to enjoy the breathtaking view offered by the nature of this area and its waterfalls.
The descent is made by the Salto del Guayabo, the highest waterfall in Cuba with 140m. The waters cascading down this waterfall come from the Guayabo River. Two waterfalls with vertical falls of 85 and 127m make a truly spectacular view for visitors.
The excursion allows you to take a horseback ride, as well as access to the well-known Pozas de Rafael, where you can swim peacefully in authentic natural water formations.
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