I'm new to this forum, and from the posts I have been reading, everyone sounds so friendly here! I am hoping you can help me with something I could not find in other posts. Are the following roads paved or dirt roads?
Road from cruise port/downtown to the bottom of Mount Hooiberg (where the stairs start)?
Road to Ayo?
Roads to Fontiein and Quadikakiri Caves within Arikok? (My impression from other posts is that these last ones are dirt roads, but I would appreciate confirmation.)
Are there other scenic areas that easily accessible via paved roads only, without needing a four wheel drive vehicle? Thank you so much for your help! We have never been to Aruba and will be visiting at the end of July.
Hi Donna. I am pretty sure you can get to Ayo Rock formations on all paved roads, not sure about the others. I recommend you check out Google Earth. Its amazing how much detail you can really see. This is different that the standard google maps, you have to download google earth. I spent a lot of time on it before we rented ATVs just to get familiar with the areas I wanted to see. Just be prepared, that even with a map, there are not many street signs so it still gets tricky.
Eagle Beach, Baby Beach, Arashi Beach Tierra Del Sol golf course
All the roads are paved except to the caves and they are gravel and can be a little rough at times. We had no trouble driving a car to them. The road to Hooiberg and Casibari rocks is the same road basically. It is the highway that runs down the middle of the island. The turnoff to Casibari rocks is a road named Casibari. There are very few signs pointing to the park though so you just take that road(turn left if coming from the north) until you see the entrance on the right. We passed it twice before we found it. They have restrooms and a snack bar there too. No charge to get in. The road to Ayo is paved until you get there.