Boca Prins


The waves have carved out this striking cove, rocked with explosive surf, along the wild, rocky east coast. Constant winds throw up sand, creating an ever-growing sea of dunes. The waves are alluring, but swimming is dangerous (and forbidden) at east-coast beaches.

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1. Fontein Cave

0.35 MILES

Though this limestone cave is extensive, only the entrance hall is open to visitors. Aside from stalactites, stalagmites and other impressive rock…

2. Dos Playa

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North of Boca Prins, these two stunning beaches have been hewn from the rock by the pounding surf. The site is an important nesting area for leatherback,…

3. Quadirikiri Cave


This large limestone cave has two 'windows' that allow natural light to filter in. It's home to several species of bat, so flashlights are not permitted …

4. Mt Jamanota

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At 188m, Jamanota is the highest mountain in Aruba, though visitors tend to refer to it as a hill. You can only climb up part of the way, as the top is…

5. Natural Pool

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Powerful wave action has worn this depression into the coastal limestone ridge. The surrounding rocks break the surf, so – with waves crashing all around …

6. Twin Bridges

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If you're bummed that the Natural Bridge isn't what it used to be, take a short walk east from Andicuri Beach to Blackstone Beach. The landscape here is…

7. Donkey Sanctuary

4.03 MILES

Make an ass of yourself doting on these winsome critters, who will follow you around for attention and snacks. Donkeys were brought to Aruba by the…

8. Andicuri Beach

4.25 MILES

Limestone cliffs, crystal-clear waters and crashing waves make this beach experience different from all others on the island. This east-coast beauty is…