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Arikok National Park

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Address: San Fuego 71, Santa Cruz, Aruba
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Cave painting a highlight; excellent nature hike, too

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Buffalo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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North Bay, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were told the cost to enter the park was $8 US. It was $11. Not a big deal. We rented a jeep to tour on our own. We were sent through the park to get to the Natural Pool. There were no signs, no roads to speak of and it must have taken us over an hour to make... More 

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Gardiner, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

First things first, you can see most of the park without needing a jeep or ATV. The loop has several interesting stops, from Miralamar to Plantage Prins to the caves. We especially liked Fontein Cave. The guided tour made things a bit more interesting inside the cave, as well as the short walk to the pool filled with fish (we... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Aruba's National Park has undergone several upgrades in past few years and is definately worth a day trip. Much of the park is now accessible by a small car, although we enjoyed hiking on the several marked trails and also up along the shoreline from the Dunes area. The caves are also worth a stop. Admission for non residents is... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It cost $11 per person to enter the park. We took a free 2 hour hike with a park ranger (thought we did tip afterwards). He was very knowledgeable about the plants and animals in the park, and showed us some 1000 year old Indian paintings. We later drove to Dos Playas and some other caves. Very scenic, though definitely... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I did not dislike anything, I could spend hours there! The surf is very strong but the rock formations are majestic. Collecting shells and sea glass is lots of fun in the cool breeze on the shore.

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