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Cactus Patriarch

Arenas Blancas Resort, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Big tree-like cactus

This spiny tree-like local icon is around 500 years old and worth a short visit. We visited from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Canonista
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Calgary
Short little walk to a very old cactus

Stopped by this site while we were out on a scooter. For 2 pesos you walk a short path but do get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jstod
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Ottawa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Canonista
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank jstod
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Reviewed 11 January 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!

Thank jsantelli2018
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Reviewed 4 January 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.

Thank Emily X
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Reviewed 1 December 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

Thank Blaine M
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

... but really not worth going out of your way for. But, if you are doing the Ecological Reserve walk, you will see it on that.

2  Thank 692evaw
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

An interesting location, although I'm not certain that it was REQUIRED to pay to see this, but all the same it was worth it!

Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

"El Patriarca Cactus" is the giant cactus tree just off of the beach of the Ocean Varader El Patriarca resort and is easy to get to through a small fenced area on the beach. It costs $2 CUC and worth the look.

Thank Playfull1
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We took a hike to see the cactus when we stayed at Starfish. We took a right when we hit the beach and walked for maybe half an hour or 45 minutes to get there. It is not well signed but there is a pathway...More

1  Thank Highlandcree
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

For those who love to garden and those they wish they lived in a temperate zone friendly to cactus. This is basically a very mature large king of the cactus, great background for a selfie, fun.

Thank chickandbeast
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