Encounter scrub forests, ancient burial plots, and a 500-year old cactus at the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve.

Varadero coast along Cuba's narrow Hicacos Peninsula. Home to the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

This slice of land at the end of the Hicacos peninsula has been protected since 1974. It includes short hiking trails spotted with exotic birds, a giant 500-year old cactus called La Cueva Ambrosia, and a large cave with pictographs and squeaking bats. Here you’ll also see old burial plots where the skeletal remains of a man were found, dating back from 500 BC to 500 AD

This is an excellent opportunity to take in Cuba’s range of wildlife, including lizards, snakes, termites, and more.

This activity is available on our Varadero and Havana tour or can be integrated into a custom-made itinerary.