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Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

#12 of 49 things to do in Varadero Features Animals
Autopista Sur, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Nature Trek and Ecological Reserve

This place is on the route of the Varadero Sightseeing Bus Tour so is easily accessible. Costs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
debbieandben1
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did not see the frogs or snakes, but an hour and a half of walking through this park is stunning if... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
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Autopista Sur, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is on the route of the Varadero Sightseeing Bus Tour so is easily accessible. Costs only 5 CUC and well worth a visit, but wear shoes with sturdy soles! We saw a tiny nest with 2 baby hummingbirds tucked inside which was such...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

did not see the frogs or snakes, but an hour and a half of walking through this park is stunning if you like other wild life like lizards and bats (explore inside the caves) look at the everything around you - stunning.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed May 16, 2017

I mentioned this under the review of the Iberostar Varadero - it is very, very close. We had a very pleasant morning there - would be good with children. We took a taxi to the main entrance (8 pesos) to get the trail information then...More

1  Thank 692evaw
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Walk or 5CUC bus from all of the Veradero resorts and a welcome change from the plastic touristy atmosphere of the all inclusives. Highlights last week: Hummingbird nest; huge variety of lizards; birds, amazing cacti and air plants...and of course, the caves with their preserved...More

1  Thank Christine J
Reviewed May 6, 2017

We were staying at a hotel about 15 minutes walk from here so on a slightly overcast day we decided to give it a visit. Entrance was only 5 CUC and were given a map showing the "Muslims Trail" which explained things to look out...More

2  Thank Sellest
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Varahicacos Eko Reserve, is nice, but it is next to the motorway. All this point to made eko reserve is destroit by noise of the cars. Otherwise is nice idea.

1  Thank LCGI
Reviewed April 4, 2017

The walk through the forest is worth the CUC 5 entrance. Unique rock and cave formation. Good walking shoes required as the rocks have shap edges. We were lucky to see a large green Iguamna and curly tailed lizards. Few birds but for bird watching...More

1  Thank umakantamin
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Visiting Varahicacos was one of the highlights of our time in Varadero. The walk there, from our hotel, took 20 minutes or less and the cost was only 5 CUC's per person. If you have an interest in unique plant life and remarkable geology than...More

3  Thank Clauderry
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Arrived via double sight seeing decker bus and dropped off right in front. For 5 cuc's you are given a printed guide for self touring, This allows you to really explore at your own pace. You are walking on pretty rough rock so ensure you...More

2  Thank Rick M
Reviewed March 19, 2017

loved the walk around the eco park for 5CUC. lots of helpful info and great wildlife. a little scared of the four foot wild snake though. you walk around a guided track that strangely just end with a dirt track walk out onto the road...More

1  Thank andyg2509
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msdry
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Csákány E | Reviewed this property |
I would advise bug repellant taken from home, shops/(i guess pharmacies too) are very poorly supplied. It is open throughout the week so no worries there
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