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Address: Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero, Cuba

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the oldest tree in Cuba

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rodney R
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Havana
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Havana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Pamela K
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We were really impressed by the size of this cactus. We tried to decipher its age, but we couldn't. Anyway we made a nice picture.

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Thorold, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Our daughter spotted this hidden treasure at the resort. Amazingly huge and healthy plant. Took several pictures. Nice to see natural wonders mixed in with modern facilities

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I think you can only see this if you are a guest at Arenas Blancas or Solymar. We came upon it as we walked to the beach. It is one big old cactus.

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Thank 1Linton
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

My husband found on the Varadero map that we were very close to this famous cactus. Indeed it is a 10 minute stroll along the beach to see this very old cactus in all its glory. You will need 2 pesos to enter and be given a talk by a knowledgeable guide.

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Thank lagsdwd
Minnedosa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I cannot believe this cactus is becoming extinct; if it blooms why will it not reproduce?? not being able to understand fully the Spanish i hope i misunderstood the guide about this!

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Thank Stace62
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

For 2 CUC you can have a look and see the big Cactus tree. It's different but I'm not inclined to see it again if you know what i mean...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

$2 to see this old tree. It's still alive. I suspect the lads taking the money pocket it as it appears to be in the middle of scrub land.

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Milton, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Kind of a neat thing to see but in reality not worth any special trip. There is access from the beach if you are staying in the area just stroll down the beach!

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Thank DeNew67

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