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Arikok National Park

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Address: San Fuego 71, Santa Cruz, Aruba
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Desert and Sea together

Aruba is a semi-arid island that has many areas of scrub land buffeted by winds of the Atlantic and baked by the sun. Arikok Park covers almost 20% of the island is an interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Ridgewood, NJ
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Ridgewood, NJ
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384 reviews 384 reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Aruba is a semi-arid island that has many areas of scrub land buffeted by winds of the Atlantic and baked by the sun. Arikok Park covers almost 20% of the island is an interesting place to visit. The admission charge of $10US per person seems high but the park is big and well maintained. There is a visitor center as... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A desert is a desert is a desert in so many words. Rented a ATV to go from town out to the Park. Desert like terrain and then you see the beautiful ocean. Yes there is a fee, but It is a interesting way to get away from the beach for the day. The off roading which is most of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Having driven to the Natural Bridge and Aritok the same day. I would skip the park if starting over. Many of the same vistas can be seen on the way to the Natural Bridge and it is free. The Ayo Rock formation and the Donkey Farm are close by too. The park charges $11 per person.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The NP is not well known, but worthwhile to visit. The renovated roads are a challenge as you have to drive slowly because of the many moves and many bumps. In that case it is a quite a distance to cross the park to the ocean again. We were surprised by the exsistance of snakes. Not dangerous though, but still.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I rented a Jeep and checked out the national park. We originally went to check out the Natural Pool, but considering it's not a very well-kept secret, it was very crowded, so we only stayed a moment to take some photos. Off-roading in this area is EXTREMELY difficult. It is mostly rocks and desert, and you will... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our trip through Arikok was a very enjoyable daytrip (half day depending on how long you take stopped at the sights and driving). We like seeing the natural attractions in places we travel. The trip started out a bit rocky. We had purchased a map of Aruba at home through e-bay. Listed as being the best of the island. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was a bit disappointed by the park, expected to see more than wild goats. The ocean views were beautiful and the lunch at the restaurant was very good and price was reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It felt like time travel to an arid Arizona mountain - cactus, lizards, melodic birds BUT surrounded by deep blue waters. The good: great hiking trails. beautiful vistas. . The bad: The road we traveled had 38 forced slow-down dips that looked like rock drainage but we found out later, they were placed to reduce speed related fatalities. . We... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We all loved exploring the dunes and caves and watching the wild waves striking the sides of the cliffs.

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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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