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Rolling, white sand dunes accent a landscape typified by the subtle textures and gentle shades of greens and browns that compose Aruba's desert-like environs, with its trademark images of cacti, aloe and the acquiescing divi divi tree, which gracefully bends in southwesterly arches to the sea.

The unexpected site of massive sand dunes often intrigues visitors touring the northeast coast. (It is not permitted to drive on the sand dunes, but they can be explored on foot.) "California Dunes" at Hudishibana Popularly named for the offshore wreck of the famous ship "California," the isolated northwestern tip of the island features some of the most spectacular scenery, with expansive sand dunes sitting in the view of the old stone lighthouse and a spectacular rock hewn coastline.