You can't help but notice waves crashing dramatically into ocean cliffs as you navigate around Arikok National Park. Try touring the park with an all-terrain vehicle or via a Jeep tour to be able to reach some of the more remote places, such as the park caves. The caves feature stalagmites, stalactites, and ancient cave paintings. Take the opportunity to hike in the park while observing the native lizards and wild goats. Bring plenty of water, as the heat is intense. You'll find a restaurant along the way, as well as a beach, but be careful as the waters can get quite rough. To visit Arikok National Park and other attractions in Santa Cruz, use our Santa Cruz day trip planning site .
Tours to Arikok National Park
Aruba Sightseeing Tour by ATV BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $75
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Natural Pool & Indian Cave Jeep Safari BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $98
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Beach & Cave Island Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Arikok National Park Reviews
We took a day trip around the island and stopped at the park for a hike. Went to the highest peak for the view that was supposed to be excellent, not near as good as the view from the lighthouse. The ... more »
Soy de Costa Rica y cuando me dijeron que visitaría un parque nacional, pues me imagine algo parecido a lo que tenemos aquí, pero no, fue muy curioso dado que es algo totalmente diferente. A pesar de ... more »I am from Costa Rica and when I was told that I would visit a national park, Because I imagined something similar to what we have here, but no, it was very curious since it is something totally different. Despite this, it's really nice place. An impressive sea and a very striking landscape.
This place has incredible views it's very cheap. don't bother going in unless you have a four-wheel drive vehicle. Rent a Jeep or one of the little UTV's. Get there really early pack a lunch. Make sure you check out the caves and the beaches. Make sure your camera or your phone is fully charged so you can take lots of photos. I recommend bringing a bandana because it's very desert-like and dry. Be careful while you're driving because there can be some very sheer drops
My husband and I just scratched the surface of the national park. The views were breath taking. You can get close enough to feel the water spray your face and see tons of fossils. Would love to go back and see more.
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