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Address: Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero 42200, Cuba

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Two Cuban Pesos to see a tree?

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stan H
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Stan H
Havana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Rodney R
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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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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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Thank biljanadobric
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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Thank tstewartmarshall
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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3 reviews
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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3 reviews
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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 28 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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Thank AnnaQueenBee

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