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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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We traversed the park through an ATV tour ending up at the Natural Pool. It is very rugged, tough trails, but the scenery is spectacular, and totally different from the resorts side of the island. You must do it!!
This was well worth the drive out to it. We were staying in the northern part of the island and had a rental car. The drive through the park on the paved road was ok - get over some of the drainage thingys was rough...More
Arikok National Park is about a 30 minute drive from Hotel strip. (downtown Eagle Beach). You will need GPS as you will have to go through back roads to get there. Once you arrive at the Arikok visitor center it is $11.00 dollar admission fee....More
This is a large natural park with plenty of hiking trails and a few attractions. The lower 2/3 of the park is accessible by rental car. This includes: both caves, dos playa, plantage prins, and the boca prins dunes. I’d plan on two hours to...More
After much research we decided to head into Arikok in our rental car. We weren’t planning, nor did we attempt to go to the natural pools. We entered from the south entrance and paid $11pp to get a map, which we already had. I know...More
Its a very dry and ROCKY off-road trail leading to amazing views and the Natural pool. We drove a tour company Land Rover and it was AWESOME. The bumps and terrain are not for the faint of heart though.
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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
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 and annoying dips in the road. Also you would be limited to the main road through the middle and would miss most of the park.
On the other hand, if you were planning on going slowly anyway, and only needed to see what can be seen from the main road, it might be worth iy (if you are careful to avoid damaging the car). It all depends on what you want out of the visit.
For me, visiting in a car was relatively worth it for a first-time visit, meaning it was not worth the trouble of switching my rental vehicle to a jeep, nor was it worth the effort, expense and time commitment of choosing and buying into a Jeep, UTV, ATV or horseback riding tour. I was able to take in the view and lots of photos of breathtaking landscape and occasional wild goat sightings. However, those dips and the awkward pacing were frustrating throughout, and I was a disappointed there were no other accessible roads. So even for me it was only barely worth it. For a second visit I would consider renting a rough-terrain vehicle or joining a tour, something allowing for a fuller experience of the park with the freedom to pick up the pace and/or go off-road as desired.
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
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 different sites of the island and arikok. Driving in Aruba is very easy and safe.