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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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  • worth a visit to pay the guard to keep this 500 year cactus protected, interesting visit. very close to the Ambrosio cave and nature reserve to combine the three in a day. 
  • The signage from the road is good but if you are taking a beach walk from your resort and simply want to add the Cactus to your tour that day, keep your eyes peeled for the sign at the junction betwee...  more »
  • We stayed at Ocean Varadero El Patriarca and this cactus is just off the beach. You have to pay 2 CUC to see it. It's over 500 years old. It's just a shame that they have to try to make money off this...  more »