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Arikok National Park, Santa Cruz
(4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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 on your trip to Santa Cruz, use our Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker.
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  • I rented a standard sedan and was able to make the loop drive. It would have been easier in a vehicle with some ground clearance but it is passible in a standard vehicle if you take the washes at an a...  more »
  • we had a rental car and went all through the park. Lots of cool views and many many places to stop and walk or hike. beautiful water and a different experience from the beaches. highly recommend. 
  • Very nice to travel in a caravan of buggys, fun with a path winding, full of native vegetation and arid.
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  • My husband and I went to Arikok National Park during a UTV tour. We were given a chance to swim in the natural pool but it was unfortunately a tad too cold for us. The coastline views are gorgeous! We also saw a few hikers along the way. Would definitely recommend checking the park out!
  • Great attraction! A must-see when in Aruba. Go on your own in a jeep that's what my wife and I did. A short drive from the hotels area.
  • Not sure why this place isn't "more popular". Almost "too nice" in some parts of it, good hiking, cool caves, offroading. Really a highlight of our visits to aruba.
  • Beautiful desert landscape and beaches. Park staff was extremely helpful and polite. Don't miss the caves.
  • Aruba's largest nature reserve. Different types of landscapes, many opportunities for pictures. There is a restaurant located somewhere off the main road. No swimming as the north side of Aruba isn't very friendly for swimmers!