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The Natural Bridge

Description

The largest of these bridges used to be the famous Natural Bridge, which collapsed on September 2, 2005. Despite this, it is still the most photographed natural bridge and it remains a tourist attraction in Aruba, with the adjacent intact Baby Bridge also meriting a visit. The natural arch (as it used to be), measuring approximately 25 feet (7.6m) high and 100 feet (30m) long, was the remnant of an ancient cave.

Worth a visit

The beautiful building at the Natural Bridge has an Aruba country home look and feel, which is typical of the old style homes on the island. The interior includes state-of-the-art restrooms, a nice bar, gift shop and sitting areas. One of the most unique features are the panoramic views to the ocean and the surrounding hills right from the sitting areas which are created by a series of big windows. The view is second to none. The gift shop offers unique souvenirs and the very popular Biba Dushi line of apparel. The bar includes a wide selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, snacks, sandwiches and ice cream. The Natural Bridge is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Touring the Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge and Baby Bridge are a stop during many of our island tours and off-road tours. Our island tours and off-road tours are: Aruba Sightseeing Tour, Discover Aruba Tour, Natural Pool Safari, Andicuri UTV Off-road Adventure. The roads are not perfectly paved but a 4WD is not necessary.

Historical Buildings

Description

Alto Vista Chapel

The picturesque Chapel of Alto Vista was the island's first Roman Catholic Church, built 1750 and reconstructed in 1953. The small, bright yellow chapel is reached by a winding road, lined with crosses marking the Stations of the Cross.

Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

In the 1400s and 1500s, adventurers traveled throughout the Caribbean in search of wealth and treasure. According to legend, Aruba's name comes from "Oro Ruba," which means "red gold." In 1824, gold was finally discovered in Aruba, and the industry produced more than 3 million pounds of gold. The abandoned gold mill once processed ore from mines in the nearby hills during Aruba's gold rush of the 19th century.

California Lighthouse

Situated on the north side of the island, this lighthouse was built 1914 to signal ships nearing Aruba. It is also known as "Hudishibana" locally, it was given this name after an American steamship that wrecked off shore in the late 1800s. In 2017, the lighthouse was completely renovated, which is currently in operation, and it is open for visitors. This landmark is known for its stunning views, and it's perfect setting to admire the beautiful sunset.

Natural Wonders

Description

Natural Pool

On a deserted stretch of coastline, dramatic shows of water crashing on the rocks that sprays over in the natural pool. This occurs on a regular basis as the tide rushes to shore. In a unique formation of rock, volcanic stone circles a small depression, creating a tranquil pool known locally as "Conchi" or "Cura di Tortuga."

Rock Formations

The island has enormous Diorite stones scattered throughout the island, Ayo Rock Formations and Casibari Rock Formations are the most remarkable from the collections. Arawak Indian rock drawings beautifies the rock formation of Ayo. Casibari's huge tonalite boulders sit together in an area just north of Hooiberg. This rock formation rises up from the desert soil to create an unusual setting and spectacular photo opportunities. Some of the boulders weigh several tons and feature peculiar forms. The Government of Aruba has created walking trails and steps through the boulders, allowing hikers to reach the top to obtain breathtaking views of the island

Caves

There are different caves located along the northern shore within the Arikok National Park Aruba. These caves intrigue sightseers that are looking to enter into these damp chambers, are surprised with mysterious views of rock drawings, or fast wings of a nervous bat and nature's artwork of stalactites and stalagmites.

The Fontein Cave is most visited of the caves as it is the one that has the drawings of Arawak Indians on the ceilings, giving a true appreciation of the island history to this cave.

The Guadirikiri Cave is well-known for its two spaces, illuminated by the sunlight flowing through holes in the roof of the cave. The cave ranges for about 100 feet. In the bleaker part of the cave shells hundreds of harmless bats. The Huliba Cave is also called the Tunnel of Love because of the heart shaped opening at its entrance.

Beaches

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Arashi Beach

Favorited with locals, Arashi Beach boasts gentle currents and rich underwater life which makes it a perfect spot for snorkeling. It is quite narrow stretch of beach in Aruba with a large parking area.

Located in the northern part of Malmok Beach, at the edge of a charming residential area in Aruba. It lines a barren lunar scenery and the winding main road that leads to the magnificent California Lighthouse.

Baby Beach

Baby Beach is very famous for its true Caribbean beach paradise scenery. For its amazing half-moon sandy expanse in a calm lagoon. The waters are shallow making it a top beach destination especially for families with children. Swimmers can go far out, and still can touch the sea bottom. Baby Beach is a snorkeling haven in Aruba. Especially where the bay opens out to the Caribbean Sea, snorkelers will encounter a colorful display of coral and tropical fish.

Visit Baby Beach with an exciting off-road safari or in our air-conditioned bus

Eagle Beach

Eagle Beach in Aruba is one of the most astonishing beaches on the island. One of the widest beach in Aruba and famous for its pristine white sands, Eagle Beach offers a clear water, ample parking, a variety of motorized watersports, shaded picnic areas and huts. Eagle beach won the 2017 TripAdvisor Traveler Award for the 3rd Best in the World and has won other awards throughout the years.

Palm Beach

The famous two-mile-long strip known as Palm Beach Aruba houses glamorous high-rise hotels in Aruba and dotted by watersports concessions, piers, shops, beach bars and restaurants. Its calm waters make it a haven for swimmers and snorkelers.

A relaxing walk along the coastline at dawn or sunset is perfect for exercise and quiet reflection during a Caribbean vacation. By taking the majestic sunset and indulging in a candle-lit, barefoot dining on the beach is the best culmination to a lazy or adventurous day in the sun and sea.

Best view secret: with a refreshing drink at De Palm Pier (between RIU and Hilton Resort) or at a Sunset Cruise