Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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Outdoor Activities

Established in 1974, Varahicacos Ecological Reserve is set in the north-eastern part of the town. Dotted with shrubs, it features trails for short hikes which lead to its major attractions. These are the more than 500 years old giant cactus - the Patriarca, Cueva de Ambrosio (historic caves with ancient art), Cueva de Musulmanes (known to have human skeletons from 2500 years ago and Mangón Lake. As you explore this protected area, you will also get to know the history of the aboriginal people of this land. You also get a unique glimpse of the unique geology and fauna of this reserve. You have to pay 5CUC as admission fees.

Location:  Autopista Sur

Business hours:  Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.