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Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, Varadero

(4.1/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Wybraluśmy her husband to tour the Park, which is located close to the hotel where we were. Rich and interesting vegetation. On our way we met a giant lizard, bats and a lot of small lizards. The Park is bounded. It is worth to see it being near.
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  • The walk through the forest is worth the CUC 5 entrance. Unique rock and cave formation. Good walking shoes required as the rocks have shap edges. We were lucky to see a large green Iguamna and curly ...  more »
  • We visited the ecological reserve of varadero along the path of the Muslims and the walk found us very interesting we could appreciate plants native to the peninsula, birds, reptiles and bats in a beautiful cave all well preserved and care like that of entering to the natural world and feeling surrounded by nature is an excellent choice
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  • nice place
  • Must see in Varadero
  • 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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