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Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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The Other Varadero

This is a super interesting nature walk. But not for the faint of heart of those with mobility... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Langley, Canada
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 March 15, 2018
Shauna S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a super interesting nature walk. But not for the faint of heart of those with mobility issues. It is well marked but it is the footing that is difficult. The coral makes it quite challenging to navigate and there are deep holes to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VancouverLil
Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed November 3, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BRDman7
Reviewed October 10, 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...

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank _pathossas
Reviewed July 16, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed June 15, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Embert E
Reviewed April 2, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Clay G
Reviewed March 27, 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...

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank SheffieldLooby
Reviewed March 15, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Shauna S
Reviewed March 4, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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March 14, 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