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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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Beautiful park

We went through this park on several tours. There are some beaches with pounding waves and a few brave swimmers. The park is huge, and I'm not sure where the boundaries are, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis K
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went through this park on several tours. There are some beaches with pounding waves and a few brave swimmers. The park is huge, and I'm not sure where the boundaries are, but many tours go through it. You will know when they give you a wrist band.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a charge to get into the park, but the park ranger tours are free. We scheduled a guide. He was a high school student. Extremely nice guy, very knowledgeable, and pleasant. Explained the history, wildlife, plants, etc. without the guide, it would of been a boring hike, but he made it fun. After his guided trail, we went... More 

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Levittown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good way to spend a half a day. Take a vehicle capable of handling deep inclines and declines. Although most on the rodes are paved the ditches running through the road for water run off forces you to take it very very slow. There are two caves to see, one with fruit bats if you decide to go all the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to stop here on a jeep tour and saw the Natural Pool and Fontein cave, just to name a few. Very cool

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Thank Sharon R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the $11/adult entry fee. The ride in on the North Loop is nothing exciting, however as you get to the coast the Boca Prins is a pretty view. You can walk out the volcanic rock right to the edge of the cliff. Make sure you find a park ranger so you don't miss the Indian paintings, "Chinese garden" with... More 

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Drayton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 8 enjoyed our day at the park - one highlight was seeing a tropical centipede the length of our foot inside the cave in the park! The teens were particularly excited by that. We hiked up to see the ocean on both sides of the island, the photo ops are great as well. You definitely need 4X4... More 

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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is trying to be a real national park. the road is good. the visitor center has potential. there is a little history at the visitor center and a small concession. there is a restaurant on the other end to get a cold drink. the caves are cool but the rangers need a little work in the presentation. you don't... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy roughing it. This is the place for you. The terrain is rough. It is very different from the sandy ocean side of the island. It costs $11 a person to get in. We saw 2 caves. The second cave had Indian drawings and peoples names on the ceiling. We also stopped at a beautiful spot where there... More 

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Louisville, ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We rented a Gator 4x4 to drive to Natural Pool in the Park. The road up and over the mountains is not for the faint of heart but it was super fun and the reward arriving at Natural Pool and seeing Natural Bridge, Baby Bridge was AMAZING!! The cost is $12.00 per person US money. We did not have time... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We rented a jeep for the day and went to the park. They have a great visitors center. Kids are free adults we 11usd. They take credit cards. There is a cafe onsite for snacks and water. Aruba has a desert like climate so pack plenty of water. The hiking we did was very enjoyable. The park is extremely safe... More 

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