Aruba

Natural Pool (Conchi)
Noorkant

On the northern side of the island and only accessible via atv or trail rated 4x4. this is a small pool of water hidden in natural rock formation that jut into the ocean, just off the shore of aruba. this location makes for a great day trip - make sure your vehicle has a spare tire.

California Lighthouse
Arashi road

On the northernmost tip of the island. many scenic views and is also the location where you can access the dirt trails to travel down the northern shores of aruba.

Aruba Aloe Factory
Pitastraat 115

(http://arubaaloe.com) – you can take a short tour and learn some interesting facts about aloe farming, production and uses.

Arikok National Park
Aruba

The park consists of lava formations, a quartz diorite formation and a limestone formation extending inward from the coastline. these formations have played a pivotal role in the history of aruba.

Butterfly Farm
J.E. Irausquin Blvd

Set in a tropical atmosphere, tour guides at the butterfly farm will elucidate butterfly habits and metamorphosis.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary
Aruba

Over 80 species of migratory birds reside in the sanctuary. get the best view of the birds, by using the observation tower.

De Oude Molen/ Windmill

First built in 1804 in holland then shipped to aruba in 1906.

The Palm Island
Hooiberg (Haystack Mountain)

A.k.a simply "the haystack" – standing over 500 feet, the haystack is in the center of the country and provides a breathtaking view of aruba. people suggest going on a cool & clear day because it will be easier to climb the 561 steps required to reach the top and you can see the coast of venezuela to the south!

Casibari Rock & Ayo Rock Formations

– you can climb and explore these formations, the tops of which provide a great view of the countryside.

Donkey Sanctuary
free
9 am-4pm
Take route 4A from the hotels. At the Pizza Hut in Paradera take a left turn. At the second intersection, just before Ayo Rock formation, you will find the white/brown road signs to the sanctuary and within 5 minutes you can pet the 59 (total of 135) donkeys.

A home for many rescued donkeys, who roam wild on Aruba and are often killed by cars or dogs. Staffed by volunteers who offer information about the donkeys and the sanctuary program. For a small fee, you can feed the donkeys pellets or apples--petting them is free! All proceeds from the feeding program and the small but well-stocked gift shop are used to care for and rescue the donkeys.

Our Lady of Alto Visto Chapel

On the northern side of the island. the chapel is very picturesque and historic.

Natural Bridge @ Boca Andicuri

– there are 7 "natural bridges" in aruba. the original biggest and most famous bridge that people are referring to when they say natural bridge collapsed in 2005 leaving a pile of rubble in the bay. there is a smaller bridge right next to the fallen bridge that still stands.

Bushiribban Gold Mill / Smelting Station

– the ruins of the smelting station are the way to the natural bridge. climbing the ruins you can get great photos of the coastline.

Aruba Ostrich Farm

(http://www.arubaostrichfa...) – the tour walks you around the ostrich pens and incubator. the aruba farm is more for educating people, while the meat that is used for food in aruba actually comes from the sister island of curacao. ostrich is a red meat, which is high in protein and low in fat.

Boca Catalina and the Antilla Shipwreck

– these are 2 of the many sites snorkel tours will take you. the antillla shipwreck is the remains of a scuttled 400-foot german cargo ship that was anchored off of aruba during ww2. antilla is the largest shipwreck in the caribbean. it was thought that this ship was supplying german u-boats in the caribbean and after the netherlands was invaded in 1940, the captain was given notice to surrender the ship. instead of surrendering the ship to the dutch marines the captain sunk the ship by blowing up the boilers. the crew swam to shore, and were taken pow and shipped to bonaire. the joke you will hear is "they did not want to surrender the cargo and they also wanted to provide future tourists with a site to see." the remains are off of malmok beach. after the war, the captain and his crew purchased their former pow camp and converted it into a hotel. today the site is the divi flamingo resort. this shipwreck can be explored either by diving or by submarine.

Guadirkiri Caves
museums

Historical Museum - contains a large collection of artifacts and paintings from Aruba's earliest times through those reminiscent of colonial times up to the present day.

Archaeological Museum - The archaeological museum exhibits ceramic, shell and stone artifacts which a.o. portray the customs, beliefs and traditions of these first cultures

Numismatic Museum- The museum contains over 35.000 different pieces covering over 400 countries.

Aruba Model Train Museum