El Patriarca Trail
- Destination: Varadero Beach
- Open: Daily
- Address: Varadero Beach, Matanzas.
This is a route, which takes place through different vegetal formations. It lasts approximately 45 minutes, witnessing the history OF Nature in this sunny area, where stands El Patriarca, a gigantic cactus more than 500 years old. There you may also enjoy swimming at the Las Calaveras beach.
Reserve Visitors Service Information.
Video on the area presentation
Specialized guide service
Bird- watching possibilities
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- Airports next to El Patriarca Trail
Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport was built in 1989 and inaugurated by Fidel Castro, thus replacing the old Varadero airport located in Santa Marta, currently known as Kawama Airport. The airport was named after a journalist, fighter for the Cuban Independence and black rights activist in Cuba Juan Gualberto Gómez (1854–1933). The terminal building has shops for tourists (including rum, cigars, T-shirts, books, carvings, pharmaceuticals), a large departures lounge cafeterias and a VIP lounge. A VIP card is available by paying $30/person to the local tour company representative. This allows the departing passenger to bypass the queues for check-in, have an agent take your departure tax to the correct official for you, and bypass any lines for passport control. The passenger is then taken to the VIP lounge which provides free food and drink (including alcoholic beverages). The ground handling equipment is imported mainly from North America. There are four jet bridges, but air stairs are used for the remaining aircraft parking spaces on the apron by the terminal. Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (IATA: VRA, ICAO: MUVR), formerly known as Varadero Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Varadero), is an international airport serving Varadero, Cuba and the province of Matanzas. The airport is located closer to the city of Matanzas than to Varadero. The closest airport to Varadero is Kawama Airport. In 2009, the airport handled 1.28 million passengers, making it the second busiest airport in Cuba after José Martí International Airport in Havana.
- Car Rental offices next to El Patriarca Trail Nature Trails
Car Rental office Blau Marina Palace
Carretera Las Morlas Final. Punta Hicacos Varadero
045667021 0mCar Rental office Calle 30
Calle 30 entre segunda y Autopista Sur, Varadero
045611080 0mCar Rental office Casa de la Miel
Ave 1ra entre 25 y 26 Varadero
045614391 0mCar Rental office Casa de las Americas
Ave 1ra esq 59, Varadero
045614835 0mCar Rental office Hotel Alegro Varadero
Autopista Sur, km 12 Varadero.
- El Patriarca Trail is located in Varadero Beach
Varadero is the famoust beach in Cuba and one of the most important destinations in the Caribbean. Varadero is the main tourist destination of the country. Its total area is 14.4 km square and its most important natural potential is the beach that is 20 375 m long with a sand strip of around 22 km wide and an average dune height of 1 m.
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The Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, a protected area in Cuba, is also known by the well deserved name of The Other Varadero. It can be not otherwise, because it's inside the biggest beach resort of the Island, with numerous natural, historical, scientific and educational values, which make of it an interesting option for sun and beach tourism. Diversity in tropical ecosystems, the presence of a rich flora, national and local, as wel as migratory birds on certain moments of the year, makes of this a mavelous option for visitors. Here are also located the oldest saltworks ruins of Cuba and the Caribbean, archeological sites and aboriginal pictographies, looked after by a majestic enfdemic cactus known as The Patriatrch, believed to be over 500 years old. Vacationers can go sight-seeing through different interpretative paths, have natural therapy and make ecological excursions.