Arikok National Park

Sprawling across nearly 20 percent of the island’s landmass, government-protected Arikok National Park is an exciting playground for families seeking something more than a traditional day on the beach. All ages alike rejoice as they venture the 20 miles of rugged and wild, desertlike terrain via Jeep safari, horseback, or by foot. Tucked along the rugged northern shore, Arikok National Park is home to many hidden beaches, cacti, natural bridges and pools, historical cave paintings, and indigenous flora and fauna including the Aruba rattlesnakes, burrowing owls, and blue whiptail lizards. The park’s Visitor’s Center provides an enriching overview of the land’s culture, history, and conservation efforts.