Our commitment to nature preservation is huge! Nearly 20% of Aruba is a designated National Park and home to a long list of animal species and plant life. The Arikok Park is our national treasure; we protect everything in it and you can too just by visiting.
The Arikok National Park is a great place to spend the entire day enjoying the dramatic landscapes. There is a small entrance fee that goes towards the preservation of the park and the animals who roam freely throughout the 7907 acres.
The park is home to priceless gems that we know are rare because they are indigenous to our island. The Aruban burrowing owl (Shoco), Aruban rattlesnake, Aruban whiptail lizard, and Aruban parakeet (Prikishi) find Arikok Park the perfect address to live at together with the native flora and fauna supported by the protected unusual land formations made from lava, quartz diorite and limestone.
Moving around through the park is quite easy by car and also a great place to go hiking or horseback riding, you won’t be alone as thereare also herds of goats and donkeys, families of rabbits, birds and all kids of reptiles enjoying the park. Expect to see more than just breathtaking views and dramatic backdrops, the park also protects bat caves with authentic Arawak Indian drawings for you to decipher.
The Guadirikiri, Fontein and Huliba caves are located in the park and don’t worry, the bats are nocturnal and completely harmless. Arikok Park is more than just a park, it’s a beach!
Diamari Beach, Dos Playa and Boca Prins are popular beaches to enjoy, the water can be rough and currents strong, so swimming is not recommended. But if you want to cool off, Aruba’s hidden treasure is the Natural Pool, perfect for taking a dip!