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Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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Unguided tour for 5CUC

We visited at the end of dry season. No wildflowers and little foliage. no birds. Spotted a few... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Shauna S

About 1 km walk. Saw loads of lizards and different types of butterflies. Small colony of bats in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen S
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Autopista Sur, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About 1 km walk. Saw loads of lizards and different types of butterflies. Small colony of bats in a cave. Saw a snake! 5 pesos to get in.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We truly loved strolling through this wonderful reserve. There were so many different birds, butterflies, cactus and other plants to check out as were went along. The limestone formations and caves were cool to see, just make sure and wear good footwear as it can...More

Thank BRDman7
Reviewed 10 October 2018

waste of time... 5CUC per person for 15min in woods. Very hot, too many mosquitos and all just for some poor man, who should be buried with proper respect and left rest, bones...

1  Thank _pathossas
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is nice relaxing walk thru forest introducing different foliage cactus trees and caves. Just recommending trainers because I was wearing flip flops and it wasn't good idea. You can experience calmness of forest, caves and see something unusual in this protected area in the...More

2  Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We decided to see this cave,since it wasnt to far from Ambrosio cave.After paying the 5cuc,we started thinking it was gonna be a short trek.Turns out to be 45 mints or so,depends how fast you walk.A map is given to you at the begining.But beware,you...More

Thank Embert E
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The number of times that we had gone past here we didn't see anyone here. We decided to go check it out one afternoon because we had thought that it might be neat. We didn't bring any money with us because there was never anyone...More

2  Thank Clay G
Reviewed 27 March 2018

A ramble through here was refreshingly different. Saw a massive iguana ! Take water and wear sturdy shoes and just GO there, bus stops outside and will return you to your hotel for a cooling dip...

1  Thank SheffieldLooby
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We visited at the end of dry season. No wildflowers and little foliage. no birds. Spotted a few lizards and a crab. The reserve is well marked, with relatively easy access on the trails. Watch your step though.

1  Thank Shauna S
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We really enjoyed our walk through the reserve. This is a great way to see what a 'forest' looks like in cuba. Make sure you go right inside the caves and expore them. Wear sturdy sandals or running shoes. I'd suggest some water too although...More

Thank markpC5185LV
Reviewed 11 February 2018

What a beautiful place. Nothing quite like being outside in nature (and in another country!). The trail was easy to follow and took us to some gorgeous sites. Towards the end of the walk we literally literally ran into a massive Lizard ! (I got...More

1  Thank Cheril L
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Odyssey392536 | Reviewed this property |
I would advise bug repellant taken from home, shops/(i guess pharmacies too) are very poorly supplied. It is open throughout the week so no worries there