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Address: Noord, Aruba
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Large rolling sand dunes located along the isolated northwestern tip of...

Large rolling sand dunes located along the isolated northwestern tip of Aruba, which create spectacular scenery and a chance to explore by four-wheel drive.

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Good hiking and fantastic views!

We pulled over and started following trails until we finally, and I do mean finally, arrived at the shore. There are plenty of trails and some lead to the shore faster than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
txmomofjandr
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Plano, Texas
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is beautiful to drive to to enjoy the scenery!! You can get great photos from here. :) The waves crashing on the shoreline make for excellent pictures.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pulled over and started following trails until we finally, and I do mean finally, arrived at the shore. There are plenty of trails and some lead to the shore faster than others. As we meandered through the area we saw tons of lizard trails in the sand, an area that was clearly some sort of informal animal cemetery, little... More 

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Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not often that we can walk in the dunes. We enjoyed it very much! Don't forget to take your water with you and leave only foot prints.

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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The California dunes are definite must visit. . Lots of long dusty road but fun.. walk with lots of water and sunscreen. Many rock formations when passing by on your way to the gold mine.. rocks on top of each other. Just wondered what this was about...looks interesting!! Still wondering what they mean. I even built a rock formation myself... More 

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Thank Coryy20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Awesome fun with UTV tour - drifting through the dunes was awesome. Easy to get to by car as well. Must see if at Lighthouse.

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Southwest Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We rented a taxi to experience the beautiful views of Aruba's east coast. Some of the scenery was amazing, even though it is more of a desert landscape.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is a beautiful fairly remote part of the island but make the effort to get here. You will need to rent a car and be prepared to explore. The roads generally are not well marked but once you figure out your basic directions, it;s easy. You are on an island and can't get lost for long.

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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

my advice is don't rent a Jeep for the week, rent one for a day. Did the entire Eastern side in a day. Not much to see. It was sad to see all the trash on that side of the island. Wake up Aruba, tourism is everything

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Loved the dunes. All dusty and dry. Can see clear out to the sea. It feels like you have been transported to the moon surface or somewhere far away. Lizards and cactus dot the landscape. awsome time.

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Thank SuzeeQL
Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Given the diversity of Aruba, we shouldn't have been surprised by the California dunes but we were! The pure white sand and size of the dunes amazed us. Great hiking.

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