Top ChoiceNatural Feature in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Natural Pool

Natural Pool

Powerful wave action has worn this depression into the coastal limestone ridge. The surrounding rocks break the surf, so – with waves crashing all around – you can take a peaceful, cooling dip. Bring your mask...

Top ChoiceBeach in East Coast

Andicuri Beach

Limestone cliffs, crystal-clear waters and crashing waves make this beach experience different from all others on the island. This east-coast beauty is popular with surfers and boogie-boarders. Otherwise, you...

Farm in East Coast

Aruba Ostrich Farm

With 18 ostriches, 16 emus and a bunch of ducks, geese, peacocks, chickens and turtles, this well-kept little farm makes a fun and educational stop on your way to the northern part of the island. Highlights...

Wildlife Reserve in East Coast

Donkey Sanctuary

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 Spaniards, but many animals went rogue when they were no longer...

Cave in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Fontein Cave

Though this limestone cave is extensive, only the entrance hall is open to visitors. Aside from stalactites, stalagmites and other impressive rock formations, the cave contains well-preserved drawings by Caquetío...

Beach in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Dos Playa

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, hawksbill, green and loggerhead turtles. You can dip your...

Cave in Arikok National Wildlife Park

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 (they would disturb the bats). According to local legend,...

Bridge in East Coast

Twin Bridges

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 made up of sharp black rocks and a natural bridge formation...

Natural Feature in East Coast

Ayo Rock

Some say it's a pile of rocks; others say it's an incredible natural wonder. This fascinating geological formation is a popular spot for rock-climbers and explorers (who are abetted by human-made pathways between...

Brewery in East Coast

Balashi Brewery Tour

Aruba's locally brewed beer isn't anything to rave about, but it's still neat to learn how this light pilsner is made locally from imported Scottish malt and German hops. Admission includes a tour of the most...

Caribbean in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Boca Prins Cafe

After hiking, biking or otherwise making your way through dusty, hot Arikok National Park, this open-air restaurant and bar is a sight for sore eyes. Stop for hearty local fare, tasty sandwiches and ice-cold...

Beach in Arikok National Wildlife Park

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...

Mountain in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Mt Jamanota

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 occupied by telecommunications equipment. Still, there's a...

Natural Feature in East Coast

Casibari Rock Formation

About 1 mile west of Ayo Rock, these mysterious rock formations rise out of the desert landscape in the shape of creatures such as birds and dragons. It's worth the climb to the top for amazing views across the...

Bridge in East Coast

Natural Bridge

The remnant of a limestone cave that was hollowed out by the waves and subsequently collapsed, this bridge-like rock formation on the sea cliffs makes a decent photo op. The original attraction was a much larger...

Church in East Coast

Chapel of Alto Vista

This remote chapel, uniquely sited overlooking the north shore, was built in the 1950s on the site of its predecessor, which dated to 1750. The road to the chapel is lined with signs bearing prayers.