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Cactus Patriarch

Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero, Cuba
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Varadero
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Surrey, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Was neat to see, but was'nt what I expected, its a Cactus tree...I thought it was going to be this huge Cactus that you see in the desert...but still neat none the less!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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