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Cactus Patriarch

Address: Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero, Cuba
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Ranked #212 of 421 things to do in Varadero
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Frankford, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Fonthill, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 helpful votes 28 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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