Arikok National Park, Santa Cruz

4.4
You can't help but notice waves crashing dramatically into ocean cliffs as you navigate around Arikok National Park. Try touring the park with an all-terrain vehicle or via a Jeep tour to be able to reach some of the more remote places, such as the park caves. The caves feature stalagmites, stalactites, and ancient cave paintings. Take the opportunity to hike in the park while observing the native lizards and wild goats. Bring plenty of water, as the heat is intense. You'll find a restaurant along the way, as well as a beach, but be careful as the waters can get quite rough. To visit Arikok National Park and other attractions in Santa Cruz, use our Santa Cruz day trip planning site.
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  • The Arikok National Park is worth a shot stop. The caves are not very important.You can walk in a few feet and take a few pictures.Afterwards, we did walk to the pond and got fish pedicures with...  more »
  • Sure you go into the park to visit the caves (Quadirikiri and Fontein) but don't forget to walk to the fish pond. Where you can sit for hours and let fish eat the skin off your feet. :)  more »
  • Arikok National Park was overall a very worthwhile and unique from our other park experiences. Visitors center included coffee/drink bar, clean restrooms and helpful Park Staff. Entry for two people.....  more »
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  • This place has incredible views it's very cheap. don't bother going in unless you have a four-wheel drive vehicle. Rent a Jeep or one of the little UTV's. Get there really early pack a lunch. Make sure you check out the caves and the beaches. Make sure your camera or your phone is fully charged so you can take lots of photos. I recommend bringing a bandana because it's very desert-like and dry. Be careful while you're driving because there can be some very sheer drops
  • My husband and I just scratched the surface of the national park. The views were breath taking. You can get close enough to feel the water spray your face and see tons of fossils. Would love to go back and see more.
  • Park itself is worth seeing as it's s fauna is quite different to the rest of the island. The drive to the natural pools are only possible with a 4x4 and even with that a real challenge. It takes a long time to get to the pools as the road, or no road is very hard to drive to. The pools are nice but not amazing . Nice views though. Best way to explore is definitely on a quad bike .
  • Excellent place to take a day trip to with multiple scenic spots to visit and awesome views along the way. Shout out to our awesome tour guide Xavier who was very knowledgeable and showed us around the park to many of the scenic areas. I highly recommend asking for Xavier to be your guide if you plan on taking a trip to the park because he's great and you won't be disappointed!
  • Very beatiful. A few great hiking trails, but vast majority access this park with motorized vehicles

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