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Address: Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero, Cuba
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Largest Cactus...take a flag!

Yes, this is a large cactus and a rather campy thing to see and do. Highlight for us was talking to the young man about the cactus and about Cuba. This young man dream was to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were staying at he adjacent hotel that had a lot of cacti that looked almost as impressive and they did not cost 2 cuc to see so if you have absolutely nothing else to and the cacti are your life passion by all means drop by and take a look.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Its a large cactus that you pay 2 peso to see. There are large cactus's around near it that are just as big. I really don't see the point in this!

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Lynden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Yes, this is a large cactus and a rather campy thing to see and do. Highlight for us was talking to the young man about the cactus and about Cuba. This young man dream was to go to Burlington Ontario and to have a large Canadian flag for his home. I wish I had one to give him. He was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Never saw anybody there and it should be free for the people on the resort. Maybe a donation would be a better idea. They would get more money that way, people might actually go but it's just a big cactus others in the area big as well. Adios amigos!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The tree is beautiful and massive!! Why 2 cuc though? It is just admission... no tour... no history or background stories... It should be free for those who are guests at the Ocean Varadero El Patriarca Resort.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Cactus El Patriarca can be found in protected area of Varadero, in the far east of peninsula, near hotel El Patriarca. It says it is an oldest cactus-plant in Caribbean, coming from the beginning of 1500s. This sort of cactus called Dendrocereus. Entrance costs 2 CUC. It stands like this on this cactus sign: Admire this enormous cactus because its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stumbled across this cactus while buzzing around in a rental. It's a couple minute walk through a path in the woods from the gate at the road. It's pretty neat to see, nice to get a picture in front of. Our 'guide' (read: money collector) didn't have much to say, it would have been nice to know some more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

$2 peso charge to be taken to this 500 yr old cactus, even thought is was on hotel grounds. We forgot our cell phones so could not take a picture

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed at Ocean Varadero el Patriarca and had a chance to see the tree. It’s on the right side of the beach, close to the volleyball net. There is a board near it, saying that you have to pay 2 CUC to take a look at a tree. We didn’t find anyone sitting there, so we just went in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

not worth a treck unless you are staying next to it. you can see it from the beach and our guide spoke little english

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