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Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, Varadero

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Find your bearings on trails through thick, densely populated forest at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, a nature preserve on the northeastern end of Hicacos Peninsula. A diverse and magical array of sights await you in this 3 sq km (1.15 sq mi) stretch of land. Follow sparsely signed trails to what is thought to be the oldest living thing in Cuba--the “Patriarcha” Cactus, a 500-year-old giant cactus tree. Head deeper into the reserve to find two caves: “Ambrosio,” a mesmerising, vast maze filled with fruit bats and decorated with ancient pictographs dating back 2,000 years, and “Musulmanes,” a smaller cave containing indigenous human remains that date back to 500 BC. Be sure to bring plenty of water. Use our Varadero itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Varahicacos Ecological Reserve and other attractions in Varadero.
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  • To do during your stay in Varadero. Hike 45 minutes taking your time. It's to see to the other side of Varadero
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  • this nature park is a perfect escape from the heat of the day. I was wandering around it alone and I managed to spot tons of little lizards, iguana and quite a big snakes. The guy at the ticket counte...  read more »
  • We entered the ecological reserve with high hopes after paying 5 CUC. Wow, where to start... I speak Spanish, but my girlfriend speaks English. So we were given two guides in different languages. The ...  read more »
  • nice place
  • Wonderfull experience of jungle life for an hour! Definetly a must see!
  • A wonderful place to be in direct contact with nature and enjoy a different experience. It has a variety of species, both endemic and invasive, of remarkable diversity. In addition to being a space very nice, its workers are equipped with great enthusiasm and play very well.
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