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Arikok National Park
Arikok National Park

Arikok National Park

San Fuego 70, Santa Cruz, Aruba

The Basics

The most popular way to explore Arikok National Park is on an ATV or UTV excursion. A half-day tour is enough to take in the highlights, including the Aruba Natural Pool, and active types can choose from a variety of different hiking trails, swim or snorkel along the coast, or tour the bushlands on horseback. Alternatively, visit Arikok as part of an Aruba sightseeing tour and zip around the island in an open-air jeep, stopping at sights like Arashi Beach, Baby Beach, Alto Vista Chapel, and California Lighthouse.

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Half Day Private Tour Arikok National Park & Snorkel with Lunch
Half Day Private Tour Arikok National Park & Snorkel with Lunch
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$165.00 per adult
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A great start to our trip!
Jorge was great! It was a very fun hike and we got to have a private hike that let us see so much of the park. Would recommend highly for anyone wanting an experience that is different from the typical excursions in Aruba!
Kelly_P, Jun 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Arikok’s entrance fee goes toward conservation efforts.

  • There are several parking areas, but access to most of the trails is by 4WD only and there’s a speed limit of 12 mph (20 kph) throughout.

  • Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water, especially if you plan on hiking.

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How to Get There

Arikok National Park is located along the southeast coast of Aruba and is only accessible by 4WD. Most visitors visit with a guided tour or hire their own transport.

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When to Get There

You can visit Arikok National Park year round, but popular attractions can get crowded during peak season (January to March). The park’s typical opening hours are 8am to 4pm, and it’s best to get an early start to avoid both the crowds and the midday heat.

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Things to do in Arikok National Park

In addition to the Aruba Natural Pool, the park’s top attraction, other highlights include Arikok and Jamanota hilltop, which offer incredible views of the island and Caribbean Sea; the sandy beaches of Dos Playa and Boca Prins, which are famous for the sea turtles that nest onshore; and Quadirikiri and Fontein caves, which are known for their Arawak tribe rock art.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Arikok National Park?
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Attractions near Arikok National Park:
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What else should I know about attractions in Aruba?
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As well as visiting the Arikok National Park, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: