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Address: Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero 42200, Cuba

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very big cactus

worth a visit to pay the guard to keep this 500 year cactus protected, interesting visit. very close to the Ambrosio cave and nature reserve to combine the three in a day.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 12, 2016
Katherine L
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to see cactus by varadero shuttle bus. u have to walk a little to get to the cactus. but i as a landscape architect absoluterly loved it. its a very big tree))

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

worth a visit to pay the guard to keep this 500 year cactus protected, interesting visit. very close to the Ambrosio cave and nature reserve to combine the three in a day.

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Thank Katherine L
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

The signage from the road is good but if you are taking a beach walk from your resort and simply want to add the Cactus to your tour that day, keep your eyes peeled for the sign at the junction between the beach and grass as you wander past Ocean Veradero Patriarca. For the $2 CUC entrance fee the guide... More 

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Thank Christine J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Ocean Varadero El Patriarca and this cactus is just off the beach. You have to pay 2 CUC to see it. It's over 500 years old. It's just a shame that they have to try to make money off this. There is the same type of cactus plant on the way to the beach that is pretty... More 

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Thank corcarb
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This rare cactus tree is 200+ years old and is located next to the Oceans Varadero el Patriarca hotel. If you are in the area, it's a nice thing to see.

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Thank Be24
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The Cactus Patriarch was beautiful, it's amazing how old it is! I can’t wait to go back and visit Cuba!!

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Thank amandairwin2016
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

If this cactus could talk, what stories it wold tell. Having lived over 500 years, through so much change and adversity, and still standing tall and strong. It is something to see.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This tree was on my daughters list of things to do in Cuba. She loves cacti and definitely wanted to see one 500 years old Thankfully it was only 5 minutes by car from our hotel. There was good signage and directions plus it was only 200 meters walk off the road down a small trail. There was a sign... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

the biologist says that this is the oldest tree in Cuba, but it is just a supposition cause there are not probe of that.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not far from the hotel. Just catch the open top regular tourist bus to see this 500 year old cactus.

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