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Address: Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero, Cuba
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Cactus Patriarch

This is located on the Arenas grounds. Interesting to see but I ouldn't make a special trip just to see it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
wjinglis
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is located on the Arenas grounds. Interesting to see but I ouldn't make a special trip just to see it.

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Thank wjinglis
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is a little off the beaten path, but worth a look. It is not a long walk from the road to the cactus but it is a ways off the main highway.

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Thank Garett T
Sudbury, Canada
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stayed at El Patriarka resort and thought it was part of our resort and found out that we had to pay 2 cuc's to get in approx. 5.00 Canadian per person. Really?? You can see cactus trees that are similar all over Varedero so we didn't bother to go see it. We had a really old one at our... More 

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Thank DonnaBeaudry
Cambridge, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Really... one single cactus tree? Save your money on this one... maybe this one is the oldest cactus tree around, but there are plenty of cactus trees in the area and on the resort to view and take pictures. There's a nice one at El Patriarca's beach bar.

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Thank Mike F
Penrith, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

It's a 800yr old cactus, apparently the oldest cactus in Cuba. It costs 2CUC to go and see it. It is easily accessible from the beach.

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Thank booker_donna
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Really interesting and good to find the cactus after all the stories about it. Not so much a cactus but a tree through.

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Thank Yvonne W
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 Thank Paul M
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank Greig K
Lynden
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank Gail W
Toronto, Canada
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183 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 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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