Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
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Kenny T
Grande Prairie, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a nice little hike. It's very inexpensive and worth a little detour. The trail pops you out in a different place to where you started and it is a very short walk from Cueve de Ambrosia (the bat cave) so you can do both at the same time. There is some cool rock formations and some caves.
Written 24 February 2024
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GMSimba
Cambridge, OH41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This site could be a gem for active nature lovers. There is so much to see and experience by way natural plants, trees, birds and landscape. Unfortunately, like so many Cuban treasures, it lacks marketing and investment. The trail is unnecessarily challenged by inadequate maintenance and inadequate hospitality.
Written 14 January 2024
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SunshineGirl
London, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
After reading the reviews my son was excited to visit this ecological site, however we were very disappointed.

The path was very uneven and the foliage very overgrown so you had to keep ducking and diving to follow the path ( not ideal when you are 5ft 8 and 6ft plus!) The numbers of the sites were not always clear and it could have been easy to take a wrong path although there was some signage with arrows.

The entrance to the cave is tiny so not for the faint hearted.

We ended up rushing through the entire trail as there were so many mosquitoes and we got heavily bitten despite wearing repellent.

We saw no birds, just a few lizards, butterflies a snake and a million mosquitos.

I would not recommend this at all!!
Written 15 July 2023
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Magenta56
Cheshire,England233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We walked to the Eco reserve in 15 minutes from our hotel the Royalton Hicacos. The entrance was $5 each. We were given a map of the "Muslims Trail" which had points of interest which were marked with a corresponding number, all in English. I found it informative and probably wouldn't have noticed things with out the numbers. We enjoyed seeing the bats in the caves. It was all very dry and brown when we were there in March, apparently there has been no rain since October. I would have liked to have seen the reserve in a greener month but enjoyed the trip. You need good soled shoes though.
Written 29 March 2023
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Dave&Mel C
Ottawa, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
My husband and I really enjoyed this nature walk. It was accessible to us using the HOHO bus. The entrance fee was $5 each.
They give you a paper guide explaining the stops on this self guided tour. The trail was clean and moderately easy to walk. The features pointed out on the guide were very interesting including a small bat cave, an old burial site as well as many different native plants. The cactus plants and air plants were incredible.
Written 19 March 2023
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eastcoasthiker
Conception Bay South, Canada50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We were pleasantly surprised by our walk through this reserve. We weren’t sure of what to expect, and only went around the first loop. Now I am looking at other people’s pictures, and I wish we had kept going! We liked the written notes that accompanied each story, and were amazed by the hollowed or terrain and the termite nests. There were no flies when we walked, so that made it comfortable and relaxing.
Written 19 February 2023
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Susan Foy
Leigh, UK27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Arrived by Hop on Hop off bus .
Charge was 5 $ each which I think was a little expensive .We are keen bird watchers and hoped to see some interesting birds , but only saw a couple.There is a trail to follow but it is not suitable for disabled or less nibble people as there are many holes and tree roots .You wander through jungle like terrain to caves and a lagoon .
It made an interesting diversion from sitting by the beach or pool .
Written 5 February 2023
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Hutchinson2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We bike rode from our hotel, Muthu Playa our entertainment crew came with us. Watched our bikes while we were in the cave. Lots of Bats was very hot but fun and was not very long. Worth $5 Cdn each - $700/800 pesos for tourist
Written 13 November 2022
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littledragon911
Toronto, Canada140 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
$5 Can to get in. Kids were free. The cave was O.K. but the Cenotes were a joke. Got eaten alive by the mosquitoes. Not worth it. Just something to see once and never again.
Written 19 March 2022
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Anne_Br2014
Stockport, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Well worth doing but not wheelchair accessible or for someone with mobility difficulties. The path was through a forest and was uneven with holes above caves. Cost £5 per person. Took about 45 minutes and was self guided. Amazing caves, ancient burial ground and a variety of vegetation. Well marked path and written information in English about each of 15 stations. A real (grisly) surprise at station 10! Huge termite mounds, including some hanging in trees. We also visited Cueva Ambrosio nearby which had bats and historical drawings inside.
Written 1 March 2022
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