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Worth a Quick Stop

We made a quick stop to see this huge cactus and were glad we did. I shopt walk among flowers... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
The oldest tree on the island apparently.

Dropped in here on our Varadero tour and were informed that the tree was over 2000 years old... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Ian M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

its a giant aboreal cactus. Though its suggested to be the oldest one in the country, its not all that different looking (except for it being vandalized) than the other aboreal cacti you see around You have to pay to see this one too (well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We made a quick stop to see this huge cactus and were glad we did. I shopt walk among flowers, humming birds and butterflies and you are there. It's the only living thing in Cuba that was there when Christopher Columbus arrived over 500 years...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Dropped in here on our Varadero tour and were informed that the tree was over 2000 years old. Nothing great to look at but hey....it’s old!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Tricky to get there by car, but if you follow the signs it's easy. Never have seen such massive cactus. Over 500 years old. Hurricanes have hardly scathed it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chaz8017
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Well, it's a large, old cactus tree on an obscure path from an isolated turn around. Not sure what the big draw is unless you've never seen an old tree before. A couple of our party were fascinated with it.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RockyMJ
Reviewed February 9, 2018

This spiny tree-like local icon is around 500 years old and worth a short visit. We visited from the beach of the Ocean Varadero El Patriarca resort.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Canonista
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Stopped by this site while we were out on a scooter. For 2 pesos you walk a short path but do get to see an amazing very old cactus tree. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jstod
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Interesting to see this cactus that has been there for hundreds of years and to know that it still produces flowers!!! Had to pay 2 POC per person to take two steps to see a giant plant! But it was a sight to see!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank jsantelli2018
Reviewed January 3, 2018

To get to this place, it requires some walking, It only has 1 cactus as shown in the picture, nothing more. I don't think it worths 2 CUC admission, honestly, there is nothing there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank hellotravelerto
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel and came to check out this living monument. We were very impressed at its majesty. Unfortunately it clearly shows signs of human stupidity as some insensitive fools have, in the past, have carved their names or initials into...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Blaine M
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