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Cactus Patriarch

Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero, Cuba
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Ranked #18 of 19 attractions in Varadero
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

It would have cost 2 CUC pp, but there was nobody working. We still got to see it, and weren't as impressed as other things we'd seen. It is accessible from the beach as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Between Hotel Memories and Hotel El Patriarca, a short visit to this old cactus is interesting and does not take much time away from the beach time. However, it is difficult to find, the path between the two hotels is narrow and not well indicated.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

this is a beautiful tree huge amazing ,can be seen from hotel ocean varadero beach. access by foot in the sand from the beach

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Had these around our hotel. Not like any cactus Ive ever seen. Huge mix of tree and cactus. Take a picture if you see one!

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Abbotsford BC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

That is my only comment. Didn't know it would cost anything, walked down the beach to see it, and found out we would have to make the trip again at $2 each to see it.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Cool place for a quick visit. Amazing how big the cactus is, never seen anything like it... Worth checking out if you have time.

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Montreal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Was at El Patriarca hotel, so just at a few step of the El Patriarca cactus a must see, 500 years old Cactus !

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The rep on the coach told us were to find the cactus , we thought with the hotel being named after it there would be a plaque or details posted next to it but there is nothing.

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Cuba
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

It is a legendary Cactus of about 600 years, so it is considered the oldest living creature in Cuba, and to have it protected but very close to the hotel (of the same name), so you can have a picture or to see it it was amazing

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Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is the oldest cactus we had every seen and it is protected now which is wonderful. Hopefully many more people will get to enjoy its beauty.

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