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Cactus Patriarch

Address: Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero, Cuba
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Varadero
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's a must visit place for nature lovers specially if you travel with your family, it stands out with its cactus tree

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Fort Erie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nice to see the 500 year old cactus, but we thought there would be many more in the protected area. It was a quite a walk to get to the area.

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Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were staying at the resort where this old tree is located.very interesting,the lady who gave me the tour and history report had excellent English and was very informative. Was impressed with the root structure that stretches 100 meters in all directions. See it in the morning and you can get a nice shot of the whole tree. Try the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Yes, they are old and rare, some 300 and others 500 years old it is something to see and it is well worth your visit!

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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This Cactus is truly an amazing sight to simply gaze at and appreciate the beauty and resilience that nature has to offer!

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Situated at Ocean Varadero. The cacti is over 500 years old and if you are in the area you must go see it.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We heard the stories behind the cactus and the age so we had to see for ourselves it's 2 cuc to get in but was never manned so we wandered in it is really an impressive sight but beware of the Mosquitos

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We walked from the road following the signs "giant cactus -->" but is actually just off the beach. Take $2 a head, we had young docent there who also snapped a photo got us. When you're tired of the sand. A bit of a treasure hunt.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Didn't know how far it was from the bus stop. Probably close to 5 km there and back got all the way there to find out 2 pesos per person. Just a big cactus tree, had a couple at our resort and they are all over on the sides of the road. Not as big but....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went by taxi and walked through some undergrowth to find this enormous catus hundreds of years old. Quite a spectacle!!

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