Arikok National Park
Arikok National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
This beautiful National Park in Aruba comprises almost 20% of the island. Enjoy gorgeous vistas of Aruba’s rugged terrain, desert-like hills filled with tall cacti, a breathtaking coastline and protected local flora and fauna. The National Park takes you on a memorable journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites. These can all be enjoyed and explored either on your own or during guided tours. Visiting the Natural Pool? A 4x4 vehicle is recommended for your trip. A wide variety of educational and informative programs and fun activities is available. You are warmly invited to the National Park and enjoy Aruba’s natural beauty at its best. Explore the parks Highlights.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • J E
    Austin, Texas2,813 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a wonderful day of nature
    We rented a small Jimmy from a rental company and were able to do the park on our own. It was a great day. I am so glad we experienced this place. I was a tad worried about heading the natural pool but my husband was a great driver. Do wear your wrist band to the pool. Some people had to go back to their cars to get their wrist bands. The caves are cool. At one a park employee gave us a quick tour of the markings and history. We enjoyed the goats in the park. It cost us $15 a per person to enter the park. We spent the entire day and could have spent another day there.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2023
  • Kara M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most beautiful area in Aruba
    One of the most beautiful areas to visit and explore the history of Aruba. Heads up if you are traveling the paved road l, I suggest a vehicle that is not low to the road. I highly recommend the non paved road but you will need a jeep style vehicle. This area should stay forever wild.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • ksp
    Fitchburg, Wisconsin8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous hike, great way to get some exercise in Aruba!
    My husband and I went on a hike, the Cunucu loop. The visitor’s center is beautiful. The staff was very professional and recommended the Cunuculoop, about 3.1 miles. We saw lizards and wild goats, and we loved the hike. It was not too easy and not too hard. It provided us with some good exercise. We are in our 60s and Ike more than we hike. Recommend sunscreen with high SPF. We wore 50, and a hat is highly recommended, along with water and your phone. We sat outside on the terrace afterwards and enjoyed an ice cold smoothie. I recommend the pineapple. The best. The staff was so friendly. They even gave us two shot glasses as souvenirs. Adorable people. Beautiful hike. Follow it up with a refreshing swim at Baby Beach! Take care to take a break from the sun, though. Water, plenty of water.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Will J
    Holt, United Kingdom129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience, Rambo was brilliant!
    5/5 experience here! The visitors centre was informative and the price to enter the national park was well worth the experience. At the caves our guide Rambo was amazing, answering every question and teaching us so much about the local environment- we loved him! Well worth a recommendation!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Previa1994
    Chicago, Illinois6,392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive National Park
    Arikok National Park is a must visit attraction if one is visiting Aruba. The national park can be fully enjoyed on a drive if one is not much into hiking or other physical activities. There are a variety of unique geologic features such as dy sea caves, beaches, mountains, water holes, etc. We spent almost a whole day driving around and stopping at these main features starting off with a visit to the visitor center where we paid the admission fees and got the wristbands for entry into the park. We ended the day where we got to drive next to huge wind turbines. One unique feature was getting fish manicures at the Fontein Cave area. Going on guided jeep tours and ATVs appears to be a popular activity in the park. In sum, Arkok is an impressive national park, and can be easily managed if one has a car.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 December 2023
  • LoveTravel1847000
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this along with a utv tour. Definitely a bucket list item
    Beautiful must visit. Rugged terrain so wear water shoes. Take a utv tour to see it all. Don’t wear anything too nice. Dusty. You can easily spend at least 4.5 hours or more there.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • Cathy E
    Worthing, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely scenery from cactus to beaches
    National park filled with natural flora and fauna. Cactus were in flower. We saw lots of pretty birds and iguanas. We had a Kia picanto hire car. There were lots of gravel roads but the car managed them when we took it slow. High view points gave some lovely views across the island. In addition, we saw some beautiful coastal scenery with rough and rugged bays, landscape and 2 lots of caves on the seashore. There was a walking rail to follow at Cunacu. This was well worth taking and is a circular route. However it took us longer than we thought (about an hour) so do wear a hat and take water. The path is paved with a few steps here and there so easy to navigate - just hot!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2024
  • Mike S
    Nova Scotia, Canada34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You have to Visit the Park
    This was one of our best experiences on the island. The road is a real challenge but as long as you’re staying on the paved (main road) a regular car is fine, just GO SLOW. Both of the cave sights were the best. The bats on the ceiling were interesting to see. The views of the north coast are breathtaking. The park guides were just excellent and seemed excited to impart their knowledge on us. You can even sit down in the stream and get a pedicure from live fish. If you’re the least bit interested in the nature of the island you should check out the park.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2024
  • Vladimir Tiu
    Toronto, Canada12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great
    If you are traveling to Aruba you must visit the Arikok National Park. Unfortunately, we did not arrive in enough time to tour the entire park. But we did get to see two of the caves and they were beautiful. The Fontein Cave is a must see. After touring the cave be sure to get you fish pedicure!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 March 2024
  • Ludster
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the exploration with a rented 4x4 covered jeep and driver for the day!!! M
    Great trip! We went with another family, so all 8 of us hired a driver and 4x4 covered jeep-ish vehicle to explore the whole park. We all loved it!! The caves were both amazing to witness and the history of Aruba as well. The swimming water hole was really cool too. Saw Casibari and Ayo as well!! Then rode along the east coast for a while, to the church. Very bumpy ride through the entire park . So hopefully no one gets car sick. Really enjoyed the excursion and would recommend this to anyone!! Even though we already had a rental car. The small sedan would never have made it on the roads in the park. Glad for the tour guide and driver!! This park is well worth the visit! Goldmine ruins were ok. Easy to skip this part. Natural bridge was cool too!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
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Richel G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The park itself is probably very nice, unfortunately we could not enter with our normal rental car. We were already unsure if we were able to go before we paid the fee the get in (which is an astounding $20 per person!), but the lady reassured us it was possible to go by one specific road with a car that wasn't 4x4.

We paid and went our way. When we got to the road, we saw there were these reverse bumps that were so low, we weren't able to go on without damaging our car, so we went back.

As we were not able to enter the park we asked for a refund of our money, but the lady said the tickets were not refundable, and if our car wasn't able to go in the park, then the ranger would have noticed and informed her. I find it funny that apparently the opinion of a ranger has a higher truth than our own experience with the car and the road on the park, but no argument was to be made with the woman at the reception.

I understand now why the tickets are not refundable, as this probably happens more often and then they would have to give a lot of people their money back, but I think it is just false advertising!

My experience with the park has been awful. I understand that the park might only be accessible with a 4x4 (and don't get me wrong, if we were able to enter, the park might have been beautiful), but then don't tell us we can go with our rental car when we ask at the reception before we pay the fee!
Written 5 April 2024
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Ludster
Catonsville15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great trip! We went with another family, so all 8 of us hired a driver and 4x4 covered jeep-ish vehicle to explore the whole park. We all loved it!! The caves were both amazing to witness and the history of Aruba as well. The swimming water hole was really cool too. Saw Casibari and Ayo as well!! Then rode along the east coast for a while, to the church. Very bumpy ride through the entire park . So hopefully no one gets car sick. Really enjoyed the excursion and would recommend this to anyone!! Even though we already had a rental car. The small sedan would never have made it on the roads in the park. Glad for the tour guide and driver!! This park is well worth the visit! Goldmine ruins were ok. Easy to skip this part. Natural bridge was cool too!
Written 31 March 2024
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mattiule
New Jersey41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had an amazing guided tour with Rambo, he really knows his stuff, explaining the fauna, trees, landscape and wildlife we did an early sunrise tour that was amazing, we hiked to the highest peak of the park overlooking, You must have a fish pedicure
Aruba, we also toured 2 caves that were amazing
Remember to ask for RAMBO when booking your tour!
Written 20 March 2024
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Vladimir Tiu
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you are traveling to Aruba you must visit the Arikok National Park. Unfortunately, we did not arrive in enough time to tour the entire park. But we did get to see two of the caves and they were beautiful. The Fontein Cave is a must see. After touring the cave be sure to get you fish pedicure!
Written 11 March 2024
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Bridesm0m
Hartford, WI218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This national park is unique. There are many wild goats and donkeys throughout the park. There are two caves you can explore on your own. The sites of the ocean are beautiful we were told not to go to the pool due to the roads and slippery steps to get in.
Written 9 March 2024
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Mike S
Nova Scotia, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was one of our best experiences on the island. The road is a real challenge but as long as you’re staying on the paved (main road) a regular car is fine, just GO SLOW. Both of the cave sights were the best. The bats on the ceiling were interesting to see. The views of the north coast are breathtaking. The park guides were just excellent and seemed excited to impart their knowledge on us. You can even sit down in the stream and get a pedicure from live fish. If you’re the least bit interested in the nature of the island you should check out the park.
Written 4 March 2024
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Cathy E
Worthing, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
National park filled with natural flora and fauna. Cactus were in flower. We saw lots of pretty birds and iguanas. We had a Kia picanto hire car. There were lots of gravel roads but the car managed them when we took it slow. High view points gave some lovely views across the island. In addition, we saw some beautiful coastal scenery with rough and rugged bays, landscape and 2 lots of caves on the seashore. There was a walking rail to follow at Cunacu. This was well worth taking and is a circular route. However it took us longer than we thought (about an hour) so do wear a hat and take water. The path is paved with a few steps here and there so easy to navigate - just hot!
Written 4 March 2024
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LoveTravel1847000
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful must visit. Rugged terrain so wear water shoes. Take a utv tour to see it all. Don’t wear anything too nice. Dusty. You can easily spend at least 4.5 hours or more there.
Written 25 February 2024
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Jessenia H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely loved it. We didn't bathe as water was pretty rough but the photos came out amazing. Next time if I go back would definitely get in the natural pool.
Written 22 February 2024
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Mona H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
best trip ever just amazing Great scenery - great weather- very helpful - accomidations were just as described .. Hope to go again next year
Written 30 January 2024
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