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Arikok National Park

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Address: San Fuego 71, Santa Cruz, Aruba
Phone Number: 2975851234
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$80*
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Aruba Sightseeing Tour by ATV
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Aruba Off-Road Adventure: SUV Tour and Optional Snorkeling Cruise
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4x4 Tour and Natural Pool Snorkeling in Aruba Including Lunch or Dinner

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Beautiful. Out of Mad Max.

It was cool. Not really worth the $21, but we found some interesting views. You'll find an arid desert landscape, rocky Caribbean coastline and roaming wild goats in between. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kipp7272
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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496 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cool. Not really worth the $21, but we found some interesting views. You'll find an arid desert landscape, rocky Caribbean coastline and roaming wild goats in between. We made a few stops to look at the coastline and explore a cave. Plenty of photo opportunities.

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Sykesville, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only regret is that I didn't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to go to some of the more remote outposts. As it was, I put our rented "mom van" through its paces to get to Dos Playas. Take it slow and you can get quite a few places though. All around beautiful park. Didn't make it to the... More 

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Thank Jed3D
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104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are mountain hiker or biker then this is perfect. There are deep washiut culverts across the road every 30 yards do it is a rough drive. We had a rental ca so it is not easy. You cannot turn around so have gas in your tank. The scenery is so ugly it is pretty. It is few after... More 

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Slingerlands, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to drive through. Many wonderful things to see.....caves, cliffs, wonderful rough surf, and a row of 10 wind turbines that you can get up close and personal with. Have never been this close. Just a great place for beauty, and perfect as you are heading to the south side, baby beach, etc.

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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're glad that we visited. The fee was $11 per person which you buy inside the visitor center. Then they give you a wrist band to show at the gate. We're glad that we had an suv, which made the dips & dirt a bit easier to handle. While we saw others in smaller cars, it looked a bit of... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite an affirmative response to our questions about whether the roads are well marked, if the map is accurate, and if our four door sedan is suitable - not so!!! What would it take to put up a few signs? Like many other reviewers, we took a wrong turn and ended up traveling for over 8 miles in and, after... More 

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Thank Teri B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you enter the park, you are awestruck by the giant windmills and the fact that there are goats everywhere. As you drive, the caves are alright but I suggest exploring boca prins. I climbed to the top of it and got some awesome views. Of course the best part is the natural pool. Some advice on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My family and I took our small rental car to the National Park. At the Visitor Center they gave us a map and pointed out that with a car we could access the sand dunes and a couple of cool caves. We set out on the Northern Loop which is not very friendly on a small rental car as about... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Most people who come to aruba, miss out on this natural gem. This can be a whole day adventure, as there is so much to do, from the caves, gold mine, natural pools, and just the most incredible sights. I recommend hiring a guide, and not going at it alone. We saw jeep tours, boogies,and all sorts of other tours... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Very friendly staff at the visitor center will greet you and give great directions on the park maps. If you've been to Arizona this place will feel oddly familiar! Easy drive across the main road in a small rental car. We accidentally got on a road not meant for cars (very poor signage) and it was still passable to drive.... More 

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