Arikok National Park encompasses about 18 percent of Aruba's land mass and features a variety of biking, walking and hiking trails, sand dunes and rock formations, rare plants, and a number of historical and cultural sites.

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Expert Review of Arikok National Park

Parks and Outdoors Review of Arikok National Park

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Nature,Sustainable Travel
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Follow road signs for Parke Nacional Arikok from the town of Santa Cruz to the entrance of the park.
  • Papiamento (the native language) words to know include: cunucu means countryside or country house; cero means hill or mountain. Cunucu Arikok is a semi-restored farmhouse, and Cero Arikok is a 500-foot hill topped by the airport radar station.
  • A road runs through the park, and trails lead to desert gardens, three caves, and coastal cliffs. Cero Jamanota, at 620 feet the island's tallest peak, lies just to the west and offers the best panoramic view of the island and north coast.
Aruba's conservation masterpiece recently underwent a three-year overhaul that brought a modern visitors center staffed by park officials. Arikok Center, at the San Fuego entrance to the park near the village of Santa Cruz, stocks information about

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central and northern area
Piedra Plat 42 (park office)
Price: Free

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (297) 582-3777
Fax: (297) 583-4702
Price Information: Free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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