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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  • We rented a car for the day and its pretty easy to drive on the island. We found the park and so loved it. Keep in mind we rented a car however a jeep or 4x4 would be better for the HUGE dips in the r...  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit. This Park, which has two beautiful beaches and caves (one with Guide) Although not suitable for bathroom. Ideally, drive and make the trip on it or rent quadricycles offered at the reception. The entrance is paid only in cash guilders or dollars but not banknotes of 50 and 100. Bring plenty of sunscreen and enjoy!
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  • If you want the full experience, you need a full day at the park. It's really big with a lot of places to visit. The caves are a must see and the scenery is really wonderful. Kids enter for free. Adul...  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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