• The Ruins of an old Gold Mine on Aruba


Arikok National Park - Aruba

Ecological treasure covering 18 percent of Aruba

This ecological treasure covers 18 percent of Aruba’s total land area with gorgeous vistas of rugged terrain, desert-like hills and breathtaking coastline.

Set amid desert vegetation, the park is filled with caves and abandoned gold mines, and dotted with cacti and divi divi trees. Explore the park's unique geological, cultural and historical sites either on your own or as part of a guided tour and enjoy Aruba's natural beauty at its best. Covering around 7,907 acres, the park is home to some of the island's most beautiful flora and fauna as well as the striking rough hills of the volcanic Aruba lava formation and limestone rocks. Aruba's two tallest hills are also found here; Jamanota Hill and Arikok Hill, from which the name of the park derived. Arikok is also host to the island's most popular natural attraction: The Natural Pool.