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Cactus Patriarch

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Address: Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero, Cuba
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Great Plant

Beautiful cactus. Love the beach in the area. One of the best beaches I have been to. Clean and well kept. Staff was friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Fonthill, Canada
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Fonthill, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cactus. Love the beach in the area. One of the best beaches I have been to. Clean and well kept. Staff was friendly.

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Espoo, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Cactus was large, but it does look like a large tree on top of which several small cactuses grow. Cactus is well hidden rather near the beach, but you have to drive/walk a rather long distance from the main road. (There are ad signs like "1 km", "600m" on the roadside, but both of those distances are maybe half of... More 

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Kingston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a true natural historical monument. It's fascinating and the carvings in it are interesting. The guide animates the history, and knowing you are seeing something that Columbus also discovered, is awe inspiring.

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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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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