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Top Choice Natural Feature in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Natural Pool

Fantastic. The powerful wave action has worn a natural depression into the limestone coastal ridge. The surrounding rocks break the surf so – with waves crashing all around – you can take a peaceful, cooling dip. Br…
Top Choice Beach in East Coast

Andicuri Beach

Limestone cliffs, crystal blue 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 might h…
Wildlife Reserve in East Coast

Donkey Sanctuary

Make an ass out of yourself doting on these winsome critters, who will follow you around for attention and snacks. Originally brought to Aruba by the Spaniards, many donkeys went rogue when they were no longer neede…
Cave in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Fontein Cave

This limestone cave is extensive, although only the entrance hall is open to visitors. Aside from the stalactites and stalagmites and other impressive rock formations, the cave contains some well-preserved drawings …
Beach in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Dos Playa

North of Boca Prins, there are two more stunning beaches – known as Dos Playa – that have been carved out of the rocky coastline by the pounding surf. Dos Playa is an important nesting area for leatherback, hawksbil…
Cave in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Quadirikiri Cave

This large limestone cave is lit by the 'window' that allows natural light to filter in. Quadirikiri is home to several species of bats, so flashlights are not permitted so as not to disturb them. According to local…
Natural Feature in East Coast

Ayo Rock

Some say it's a pile of rocks; others say it's an incredible natural wonder. The fascinating geological formation is a popular spot for rock climbers and explorers (who are abetted by the man-made pathways between t…
Beach in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Boca Prins

Along the wild, rocky east coast, the waves carved out a striking sandy cove that gets rocked with explosive surf. The constant winds continue to pound this coast, throwing up sand to create an ever-growing sea of d…
Caribbean in Arikok National Wildlife Park

Boca Prins Cafe

After hiking, biking or otherwise riding 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 drinks, all serv…
Natural Feature in East Coast

Casibari Boulders

About 1 mile west of Ayo Rock, the Casibari boulders are another unusual rock formation, rising out of the desert landscape in the shape of creatures like birds and dragons. It's worth the climb up to the top for am…