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Visiting Aruba

Explore our island’s rich past, home to a variety of plants and animals that inhabit our unique geological, cultural and historical sites. Venture on your own, learn with one of our guided tours, or take part in an educational program or activity.

While visiting the wonders of Aruba it is important to respect nature and help to conserve our fragile ecosystems and biodiversity. This land is ours, yours and theirs. Disturbing, trapping, collecting or feeding any means of flora and fauna is strictly prohibited.

Parke Nacional Arikok

Visiting Aruba

Located at the north-eastern part of Aruba, Parke Nacional Arikok encompasses 34 square kilometers of protected nature area and is home to much of the island’s flora and fauna. Its windswept landscape holds numerous ecosystems and a rich biodiversity of trees and plants, birds, bats, invertebrates, and reptiles, including the endangered Aruba Island rattlesnake known locally as the ‘Cascabel’.

Visitor Center Hours

Open Daily:
San Fuego: 8:00am to 3:30pm
Vaderpiet: 8:30am to 3:00pm

Conservation Pass

A valid conservation pass is required to enter the park. The conversation day-pass can be purchased at both the San Fuego and Vaderpiet entrances.

Adults: USD20 per person*
Children (<17): Free

*Local discount applicable for residents of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao with a valid local government issued picture I.D.

Rules & Regulations 

ACF would like to remind visitors to please follow the rules and regulations set in place to conserve nature in our protected areas. Due to the impact on nature and the environment, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility task vehicles (UTVs), and motorbikes, are prohibited in protected nature areas.

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Parke Marino Aruba

Visiting Aruba

The island’s four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are known collectively as Parke Marino Aruba. Together, they make up 6020 hectares of ‘blue’ ecosystems including mangroves, coral reefs and seagrass beds home to conch, crustacean, fish, and dolphin nurseries.

Visitor Information

Parke Marino Aruba is accessible at all hours, free of charge.

Rules & Regulations 

ACF would like to remind visitors to please follow the rules and regulations set in place to conserve nature in our marine protected areas. Due to the impact on the marine environment and biodiversity, certain activities are restricted while others, such as wildlife feeding and kitesurfing, are strictly prohibited.

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Hike Miralamar

As you are guided through this short hike by our Nature Experience Ranger to the top of Miralamar hill, you will follow a trail through dense vegetation. At the hilltop lie the Miralamar Gold Mine Ruins. At this location, mine shafts run underground where gold was extracted, processed, and transported to the Gold Smelter at Spaans Lagoen.
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Hike Rooi Tambu
& Dos Playa

Rooi Tambu is one of the largest gullies on the island. Our Nature Experience Ranger will guide you through this riverbed to Dos Playa beach, one of the most important sea turtle nesting sites on Aruba.
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Hike Jamanota Hill

Jamanota Hill is the highest point on the island at 188M/617Ft. As you are guided by our Nature Experience Ranger, you will hike to the sub-top, which gives a panoramic view of the southern part of Aruba. This hike will also pass by the Miralamar Gold Mine Ruins trail.
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Hike Cunucu Arikok

Following the Cunucu Arikok Trail guided by our Nature Experience Ranger is the best introduction to Aruba’s diverse flora and fauna. Geology and rich natural history are well present during this hike. The native Indian pictographs and adobe house recall olden times.
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Join our purposeto support the seagrass & spoonbills (and so much more)