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    Restaurant just outside Arikok national park

    I have not been to the island in 2 years &will be returning soon. Is the outdoor restaurant near the sea, just outside the Park still operating?

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    I am not aware of a restaurant just outside the park near the sea. However, the one in the park with the ocean view is still open. Where and what is the name of the place you say is just outside the park? ? ?

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    Senior Member coldsteel337's Avatar
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    My mistake, the place I am talking about is inside the park. I was only over there once, 2 years ago. I want to bring my wife there on this visit

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    Boca prins?

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    Senior Member coldsteel337's Avatar
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    I remember it was a nice outside setting, serving chicken and ribs but not the name. As long as it is still open I can find it!

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    Not the best pics of the place itself, but these are at Boca Prins August 2013 Restaurant just outside Arikok national park-boca-prins.jpgRestaurant just outside Arikok national park-boca-prins2.jpg
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Thanks, Boca Prins is the place! I am looking forward to going back there

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    We were at Boca Prins Restaurant last week.

    You have to pay $10 per person to enter the park. The restaurant has flyers which state that if you tell them at the entrance that you are going to visit the restaurant you will not be charged.

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    Were you able to enter the Park at no charge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    Were you able to enter the Park at no charge?

    We did not know about the "policy" until we reached the restaurant.

    I do think park entrance fees of $10 per person are a bit excessive. A family of 4 would pay $40 for a few hours of driving and sightseeing, plus add on the additional tips for Park Rangers if you tour the caves and/or Fontein and the Governor's house. But that is just my opinion.

    With all of the taxes and service fees we are already paying for the pleasure of visiting Aruba and NOW $3 a day environmental fee, the add on's are becoming more and more numerous. When does it get to the point of enough is enough?

    IF we go back to Arikok we would probably just buy the annual pass and sell it or give it away upon our return home.

    <<stepping off my soap box>>

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