Arikok National Park
Rock formations showcase Aruban geology. A natural habitat for indigenous plants and animals, including species found only in Aruba. Some of the island’s best examples of early Indian art are preserved within the park.
The Quadirikiri cave
Famous for its two chambers where sunlight shines through and is the perfect backdrop for unique pictures. Be adventurous and dare to go down the 100-ft. long tunnel, home of hundreds of harmless bats. The Fontein cave is the most popular of the caves as it is the only one that has Indian drawings on the ceilings, providing a real sense of island history to this cave.
Aruba’s famed Natural Bridge rises 25 feet above the sea and spans a hundred feet of rock-strewn waters carved out of solid coral by centuries of relentless pounding by the Atlantic surf. It is the Caribbean area’s highest and most dramatic coral structure.
The natural pool or “conchi” called “cura ditortuga” is a secret, hidden pool on the windward coast surrounded by rocks and a perfect getaway for a moment of total relaxation.
De Man’s Shell Collection
Morgenster 18, Oranjestad. One of the most extensive private shell collections in the world. Call (297) 824246 for an appointment
Emanstraat 92, Oranjestad. Exhibition of local artists. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Phone (297) 582-9484
Main Street, San Nicolas. Exhibition of local artists with artists often on the premises. Phone (297) 584-2969
J.E. Irausquin plein 2A, Oranjestad. Exhibits from the island’s prehistoric period. Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Phone (297) 828979.
Fort Zoutman/Willem III Tower, Oranjestad. Exhibits from the early Spanish and Dutch periods. Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $1.15 entrance fee. Phone (297) 582-6099
Zuidstraat 27, Oranjestad. 30,000 historic coins from Aruba and around the world. Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone (297) 582-8831.
Colibri Helicopter Tours – Offers island tours in air conditioned helicopters with narration through individual headsets. For information or reservations, call (297) 593 1832
Aruba Friendly Tours – Cumana 20, Oranjestad. Phone (297) 582 5800
DePalm Tours – DePalm Activity Centers are located in many of Aruba’s major hotels. L.G. Smith Boulevard 142, Oranjestad. Phone (297) 824400 or (297)582 4545.