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Escape the crowds in snowy white landscapes of powdery soft sand, an oasis of tranquility along the rugged north shore.

Rolling, white sand dunes accent a landscape typified by the subtle textures and gentle shades of green and brown that compose Aruba's desert-like environs with its trademark images of cacti and aloe.

The unexpected site of massive sand dunes often intrigues visitors touring the northeast coast. Please help us keep these dunes pristine and clean. It is not permitted to drive on the sand dunes, but they can be explored on foot.

At 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 within view of the old stone lighthouse and a spectacular hewn rock coastline.

Further along the same shore line you will find the beautiful sand dunes of the Arikok National Park, home to the pristine sand dunes of Boca Prins.

Holiday-goer Experiences

Boca Prins sand dunes in the Arikok National Park.
Sunset walk at the California sand dunes.
Sand dunes at Boca Prins in the Arikok National Park.
California Sand Dunes in Aruba.
Family fun climbing the sand dunes at California Sand Dunes.

We’re just getting started with the amazing effects Aruba has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will leave you sunnier, happier, and (of course) a little more tanned.

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