Natural Pool, Santa Cruz, Aruba
On the windswept eastern shores of Aruba is a crystal clear emerald pool just begging to be jumped into. Most locals call it the Conchi or Natural Pool. You’ll find this unique swimming hole in the Arikok National Park and it’s a one of a kind adventure waiting for you in Aruba. A trip to this natural wonder isn’t for everyone, but if you don’t mind a little adventure the Natural Pool should not be missed on any good Aruba itinerary! Plan on renting a 4WD or UTV vehicles when visiting the Natural Pool. Itineraries of 4 x 4 UTV off road trips often include this destination.
Arashi Beach Noord
Arashi Beach is a quiet narrow stretch of beach in Aruba with makeshift huts and a large parking area. A favorite with locals, Arashi Beach boasts gentle currents and abundant underwater life, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling in the Caribbean.
Arashi Beach is located north of Malmok Beach, at the edge of a lovely residential area in Aruba. It skirts a barren lunar landscape and the winding road that leads up to the majestic California Lighthouse.
California Light House Aruba
Originally designed to warn ships from the coastline of Aruba, the California Lighthouse is now a landmark for tourism. This lighthouse does much more that emit a coastal warning light; it beckons visitors to the most spectacular views of the island. The old stone California lighthouse stands as a silent watchman in the area known as "Hudishibana," near the island's northwestern tip.
The lighthouse was named after the S.S. California - which sunk previous to its construction in 1910. Perched on a high seaside elevation, the lighthouse has become one of Aruba's scenic trademarks and offers a picture perfect view of the island's western coastline of sandy beaches, rocky coral shorelines and of the beautifully landscaped golf course Tierra del Sol.
San Fuego 70, Aruba
Arikok National Park
This beautiful national park in Aruba comprises almost 18% of the island. Enjoy gorgeous vistas of Aruba’s rugged terrain, desert-like hills filled with tall cacti, a breathtaking coastline and protected local flora and fauna.
The national park Arikok takes you on a memorable journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites. These can all be enjoyed and explored either on your own or during guided tours. A wide variety of educational and informative programs and fun activities are available.
Mangel Halto Pos Chiquito Beach
Mangel Halto Beach in Aruba is located in Pos Chiquito on the southeast coast just south of the Spanish Lagoon. This Caribbean beach is a perfect sunning and snorkeling spot in Aruba with calm, shallow waters rich in sea life supported by an intriguing network of mangroves.
Mangel Halto Beach in Aruba is a secluded Caribbean beach area perfect for picnics with white powdery sand and huts for shade. Mangel Halto Beach serves as an excellent shore diving site in Aruba. It is possible to walk out to the edge of the reef to behold such fish as parrot fish, yellowtail snapper, sergeant majors and blue tangs as well as deep water gorgonians, sponges and anemones. The reef plunges to depths of 110’ where octopi, morays and barracuda abound.
There's even free Wi-FI to boot!
Alto Vista, Noord Aruba
Alto Vista Chapel
The chapel was built in 1952 on the site of the original, and first, Catholic church built in Aruba in 1750 by a Spanish missionary, Domingo Antonio Silvestre. The bright yellow chapel is reached by a winding road lined with white crosses marking the stations of the cross. It is a special place for peace and contemplation, surrounded by the Aruban countryside.
Baby Beach Aruba
Baby Beach Aruba
Famous Baby Beach in Aruba is a true Caribbean beach paradise. Baby Beach is a gorgeous half-moon sandy expanse in a calm lagoon. The waters are shallow making it a prime beach destination for families with children. Swimmers can wade out for a long distance and still touch the sea bottom. Baby Beach is also a perfect location for snorkeling in Aruba. There are strong currents outside the lagoon. Therefore snorkelers are strongly advised to stay within the marked snorkeling area.
Pitastraat 115 Hato Aruba
Aruba Aloe Store & Museum
Founded in 1890, by Cornelis Eman, Aruba Aloe Balm is the oldest Aloe Company in the world and one of the first companies to formulate and manufacture aloe-based Skin, Hair & Sun Care products and growing the Aloes at the cosmetic production plant.
Aruba’s desert-like environment intensifies the aloe plant’s natural healing qualities and produces the earth’s most potent Aloe Vera Gel.
On site shop offers a variety of products. Great for gifts. Tours are offered daily at the Museum every 15 minutes. See their website for more details. https://arubaaloe.com/
For thousands of years, pounding waves and strong winds have slowly chiseled away at the limestone cliffs along Aruba’s north coast to create several natural bridges. Before collapsing in 2005, the largest and most photographed of these bridges was the famous Natural Bridge between the Bushiribana gold mine ruins and Andicuri Beach.
Boca Catalina Aruba
Boca Catalina Beach
Boca Catalina in Aruba is a small, secluded bay in the Malmok Beach area. The white sandy beach is accessible by steps and ample parking space is available alongside the main road.
The crystal clear and calm waters make this the perfect location for a private swim and snorkeling in Aruba. Boca Catalina is a popular beach and attracts a fun mix of local families and tourists, especially during weekends.