Next to the 187 meters high hill Arikok you can find the Arikok
National Park. In 1972 STINAPA got this area to make a park of 870
acres. If you enjoy nature, this is a place you should go to.
Arikok National Park is a
natural preserve which features some of the oldest Arawak drawings,
as well as trails that showcase Aruba's great variety of plants and
animals like the divi-divi and kwihi trees, rare and exotic cacti,
aloe, tropical flowers, birds and iguanas. It is an area of unique
scenic beauty, flora and fauna, geological formations and cultural
resources. The highest points in Aruba are located in the park and
include Arikok and
If you plan to go out for a walk, do
this early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Because of high
temperatures it's recommendable to wear a had or a cap and long
pants because of many cactaceous plants.