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Arikok National Park

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Address: San Fuego 71, Santa Cruz, Aruba
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We drove in a jeep and enjoyed the views and rugged terrain. I wish the turns had been better marked, I was always wondering if we were going the right way! We were too late for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We drove in a jeep and enjoyed the views and rugged terrain. I wish the turns had been better marked, I was always wondering if we were going the right way! We were too late for Fontein caves and the Guadalikiri were just OK. Gorgeous views though - nice afternoon. Most of it you can do in a car, but... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We spent most of a day exploring the park. No trouble driving around the main area though you need 4wd to get to other areas. While we were there, we saw lots of wild goats, a variety of birds, indian drawings, lizards, wild donkeys and a beautiful coastline. The visitors' center wasn't very impressive but its good to stop for... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Worth the admission. Beautiful views of the wild shore. Especially enjoyed Boca Prins and Fontein Cave. Recommend 4x4 - but not mandatory.

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Easton, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Aruba has no shortage of attractions, but I strongly recommend Arikok National Park. It has a variety of things to do and see which make for memorable experiences and photos Logistics: The Park is located on the southeastern part of the island and is not difficult to find due to Aruba's typically good signage. Google maps, though not 100% accurate... More 

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West Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Arikok National Park is a national park of Aruba that covers about 35% of the island. It is Aruba as it was - cacti, dried up creeks, divi divi trees, lizards and birds. It is a great contrast to the tropical islands to which most vacation. Entrance is a bit steep $11 US per person but kids are free. I... More 

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Buffalo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We started our tour of the park with a guided walk led by one of the park rangers. He was very knowledgeable about the wide variety of plants, especially their medicinal uses. He was really charming, too! He knew which plants were indigenous and which were imports, so we got a sense of what the area might have been like... More 

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West River Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Love having a bite to eat at Boca Prins then driving through the park to experience the wayward side of the island.

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Athens, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Especially the overlook at Das Playa, the Fontain cave with the Indian petroglyghs was neat. The whole park was an impressive demonstration of the arid desert ecosystem and the ride to the top of Cero Jamanota (highest point on island) provided an "interesting" route (4x4 or high clearance vehicle a must). We saw wild goats, lizards, and birds along with... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went there on a bus tour from our cruise ship. I think this was the highlight of the 2 hour tour. Rough surf and high winds made the display of wild nature spectacular.

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wash dc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stop at the visitors center on your way into the park to pay admission and use the only restrooms available. Without 4-wheel drive you are confined to traversing the park on the main horizontal road that has large speed deterrent bumps. Some short hikes are accessible from the main road. Much of the landscape is repetitive until you reach the... More 

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