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Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, Varadero

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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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  • Prawie godzinny spacer wąską, leśną ścieżką, przy której spotkamy między innymi kopce termitów, prawie 400-letnie kaktusy i jaskinie, do których można bezpiecznie wejść, a które robią niesamowite wraż...  more »
  • Get back to nature in this place. Very good trail walk over rough terrain where you can see a lot of animals etc and 2 interesting caves. Recommended. 
  • get out of the resort and see some nature wear good shoes and bring some water again stupid 100 character minimum 
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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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