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Arikok National Park

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Address: San Fuego 71, Santa Cruz, Aruba
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+297 585 1234
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$80.00*
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Aruba Sightseeing Tour by ATV
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$213.00*
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Aruba Natural Pool UTV Adventure
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$320.00*
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Aruba UTV Adventure

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Quite the sight

This is located on the windy side of the island and is best visited by 4 wheel drive vehicle. Incredible coastline, unique caves and other cool sites. You can spend all day there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ilion, New York
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Ilion, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is located on the windy side of the island and is best visited by 4 wheel drive vehicle. Incredible coastline, unique caves and other cool sites. You can spend all day there if you want. You can see some of it with a regular car, but wouldn't recommend it.

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Norwich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a whole day in Arikok National Park in our rental compact car - a small Chevy. The car took us almost everywhere including the Southern Loop which has been recently reconstructed as a strip road - two narrow bands of concrete, approximately the width of a vehicle apart. We remember strip roads from Central Africa (Zimbabwe) over 30... More 

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Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never actually made it into the park, so this is more of a cautionary note. Having read other Tripadvisor reviews of Arikok, we decided to stick to the one paved road and settle for lunch at Boca Prins followed by some hiking. But the road into the park has many dips or ditches with rocky bottoms, and the dip... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Aruba this past January for a week and we visited the park twice - in part because we didn't plan ahead to give ourselves enough time, but also we really enjoyed our first visit and wanted to explore more. You could see most of the park in one day. We had a 4x4 Jeep and my brother... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arikok National Park is a beautiful dramatic area. Well worth visiting. We were able to access most of the park with our small rental car. To access the natural pool you will need a Jeep or go with one of the ATV/UTV tour operators which is a great way to see everything.The caves are very interesting and are accessible by... More 

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Bohemia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle you can drive off road. We did not go to the Natural Pool but photos looked great. Rental Agency asked us not to go to the Pool. But the road to the cut off gave some great off road experiences. Real desert environment.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Arikok with a rented Nissan Sentra - not a four-wheel drive vehicle. There are definitely places in this park where you can't (or shouldn't) try to drive without 4WD, but if you don't have one and just limit yourself to the main road, and drive slowly on it, you will still see a lot of interesting areas, and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is awesome, there is a great hike to the natural pool! We got a flat tire and an incredibly nice park ranger changed it for us without us even asking for help! The roads are a little bit rough for our little Kia rental but totally manageable.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw this as part of our UTV tour, absolutely stunning views riding along the coast line. Amazing experience and a photographers dream.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st bit of advice is rent an ATV or off road vehicle, you will get to see more of the park. It is difficult to navigate with a car especially a smaller vehicle. Wear comfortable clothing, hiking or sneakers, sunscreen and water. He park is a beautiful dessert mountain with trails, caves, and a natural pool off the ocean. The... More 

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