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Cactus Patriarch, Varadero

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Visit Cactus Patriarch, a giant treelike cactus that stands over 6 m (20 ft) tall and is over half a millennium old. It is believed to be the oldest living thing in all of Cuba, and therefore the only living witness to the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Surrounded by dense green vegetation, the cactus sits near a natural salt pit where leathers and meats were prepared. Hire a local guide to learn about the history of the cactus and surrounding area. Make Cactus Patriarch a part of your Varadero vacation plans using our Varadero travel itinerary maker.
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  • ... 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.  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • "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 ...  more »