Arikok National Park
Lace up your hiking boots and pack your favorite prospecting pan for a trip to Aruba's Arikok National Park, one of the Caribbean's greatest natural wonders. Taking up nearly 20 percent of the island, the park offers several very different ecosystems to explore, from lava formations, to some of the most amazing limestone structures along the coast. This is a place made for wandering, with an extensive network of marked trails that stretch for over 20 miles and offers a full day of activities. Your trek through the park will showcase the native plants and animals, including divi-divi trees, colorful flowers, rare and exotic cacti, and a host of indigenous species that include the burrowing owl, the whiptail lizard, the Aruban parakeet, and the "rattle-less" Aruban rattlesnake. Follow the trail up to Cero Arikok and Mount Jamanota for some spectacular views. Explore Fonetin cave to see Arawak petroglyphs and graffiti left by early European settlers. Not to be missed are the natural pools of Conchi, which are protected from the sea by surrounding rocks. Take a dip and snapshots at picturesque Boca Prins and Dos Playa, two popular beaches. But your hike will surely lead you to the gold mines of Miralamar - which now lay in ruins - but were the source of some serious "gold fever" in the mid-1800's. Can you imagine any better souvenir of your trip to Aruba than a precious gold nugget?
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- Location: Arikok National Park, Aruba