Arikok National Park, Santa Cruz

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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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  • Recommend rent a utv/quad/jeep and visit this place. Access to the swimming pool very difficult if someone chooses to route 4 x 4. Admission to the Museum paid $11.
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  • This was a great excursion. We had a National Park Ranger take us on a 2.5 hour hike through the Miralomar Mining area and up to the communications tower where we enjoyed a panoramic view of the Islan...  more »
  • Different scenery of Aruba but beautiful none the less. Nice place to come to avoid the majority of tourisits.  more »
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  • Had a very memorable experience on a guided hiking tour. Enjoyed moving through the interesting terrain and learning interesting historical / cultural information about the island. Our tour guide Danny was fantastic. He stopped various times providing detailed information about various plants and their importance to the island. One of the great highlights was when he showed us pictographs drawn approximately 1000 years ago. For those with a sense of adventure and wanting to learn more about Aruba and the history of the island, this is a place you must visit.
  • A must do four wheeling trip. Had a lot of fun. Soft top is fun, but lots of dust. Gets hot quick out there.
  • My wife and I went on a hike through the national park. We enjoyed the hike and all of the site seeing we were able to do! It is a good place to visit while in Aruba!
  • The staff is so helpful and nice. We had Salvador and Shayne as rangers with us! Great tour of the park by walk. We had an amazing visit! You can book directly a walking tour at the entrance.
  • I would love to go back. The fish pedicure was our favorite. One day does not cover this park. Use a Jeep tour park!
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