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Arikok National Park

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This beautiful National Park in Aruba comprises almost 20% of the island. Enjoy gorgeous vistas of Aruba’s rugged terrain, desert-like hills filled with tall cacti, a breathtaking coastline and protected local flora and fauna. The National Park...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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San Fuego 71, Santa Cruz, Aruba
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+297 585 1234
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped at Visitors Center to pay and look around. Wish I would have known about the free guides. We paid, they gave us a map...nobody mentioned the guides. Took our rental car on paved road. The road had deep, rocky ditches for drainage. It took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bendsnow
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The guides are free so you can schedule one, which we did, or as with the other couple who joined us, the guide may ask when you arrive at the visitor’s center if you want a guided hike. He gets in your car and you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fritch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a half day, visited the Visitor Centre and did the hike South from there. Very nice, saw lots of birds, lizards and goats. Then drove up the road to the coast, visited Boca Prins (all alone!) and then stopped in at both...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank davidsawatzky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guide showed how the two sides of the island are so very different. This side was very rough but beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rags12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the free park ranger guided tour to the highest point on the island. Our guide Rambo was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the plants and animals. I didn't realized how much mining had taken place in the park. Rambo showed us a boa...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank awalter131
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked to the Natural Pool. Good exercise, but blowing dust and loud four-wheelers detracted a bit. The pool was fun, but crowded at noon-time. I'd recommend going earlier in the day. The caves were interesting, and the garden by Fontein Cave was worth the visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank whirledtraveler1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise!! The views were amazing we had a fabulous lunch together and saw parts of the island we have never seen in the 10 visits before.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gymmomto3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did not have a 4 wheel drive vehicle so we needed to stay on the paved road. This was still an experience as it has many slow down channels to keep drivers from going crazy. Along the way are a number of short hike...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Alexandra A
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful water and waves crashing up on the cliffs. The beach is nice to walk along the shore but you cannot swim as the undertow is very strong. There is a restaurant for cold drinks and good food. Beware of the wasps though at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DimpleD1979
Reviewed January 8, 2019

The park was awesome, we especially liked the cool caves! Its quite bad roads with deep ditches that was really hard to get over with a normal low car. To be safe, use a 4WD/SUV.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sara S
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BornToTravel73
November 24, 2018|
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Response from 806davidrb | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you consider worth it. If you want to explore the whole park, I'd recommend against. If you enter with a regular car, you will be forced to proceed extremely slowly to avoid damage from the very frequent... More
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Ladytogo
August 1, 2017|
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Response from parul049 | Reviewed this property |
it is not required if you are walking distance to activities you wish to do or have booked tours. However, if you want to explore the island at your pace, I would recommend it. I opted for the rental for a day to see the... More
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