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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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  • Near the cave of Ambrosio, a great opportunity to plan a learning trip. See the oldest cactus in Cuba is a real experience. Available and the Wizard (ticket collector), happy to answer questions you may have.
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  • "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 »
  • It was hosted by in Royalto Hicacos Varadero Hotel and very close was this Hotel we call the the Captus atencio with an amazing size and shape has also poster that explains the type of cactus that corresponds. 500 years of history, if you are near sure to visit it... you liked the ride...
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