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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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  • We went to the park to see the caves but we ended up spending more time there than I thought. They have pretty views of there mountains and cactus and when you get to the end of the road you see breat...  more »
  • near caves to the Super strength that the waves that repeatedly makes a work of art and every second. Pity that they do not restore the domain Fountain to a restaurant. Now they have an additional restaurant built in a typical Allinn style and ge have a wonderful base in the domain still. In the fountain you go with bare feet and hundreds of fish to your sit sipping.
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  • Park pretty desert but has its charm. It's nice to travel by car, I recommend a 4 x 4 because there is a long stretch of road with some pretty deep tunnels and a sedan cost us much to pass them. In is area also there are many caves to explore, very entertaining!
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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!