See the North Shore by 4x4
The drive (by rented 4x4 jeep that we picked up from Hertz at our hotel) from the California Lighthouse along the north shore (Atlantic side) of the island is well worth the effort. Lots of beautiful vistas of crushing waves and a craggy coast. The natural bridge is a great photo op, and a nice place for meditatively watching the surf.
Not nearly as easy to get to as the Natural Bridge. Sheltered from the fierce north shore (and its reported sharks!) the Pool is located east of the Bridge. We reached it by horseback. Be sure to carry all your snorkeling gear down the many steps to the pool - you won't want to make the hike back right away!
ARUBA IS A SMALL ISLAND WITH...
ARUBA IS A SMALL ISLAND WITH A VERY DRY CLIMATE. YOU CAN TRAVEL MOST OF THE ISLAND IN A FEW HOURS ,BUT IT TAKES A LIFE TIME TO FIND EVERY THING...
RENT A MOTOR BIKE OR 4X4 AND CHECK OUT THE BACK ROADS. DON'T WORRY ABOUT GETTING LOST THE LOCALS WILL GUIDE YOU BACK AND SHOW YOU SMALL RESTERAUNTS THAT THEY GO TO.....TRAVELE TO THE SOUTH END OF THE ISLAND TO THE GOLF COURSE AND REFINEREY. TAKE A TRIP OVER TO THE NATURAL BRIDGE ON THE WILD SIDE OF THE ISLAND.Related to:
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dirty north shore adventure
near the california lighthouse, there is a path barely visible which takes you up the north side of Aruba. the ocean is rampant and rocky.. I believe you can hire a Jeep tour -but we rented our own.
it is desolate and windy.
There is no where to stop off until you get to the natural bridge -so pack some beers or something to drink.
It takes about an hour or so depending how often you stop. there are clever rock piles and ocean rock about.
we used it as a nice refresher -a day trip after a long day in the sun.
I don't know if this is a well known beach in Aruba, but we've never knew it until we drove upon it. BocaCatalina is a beautiful beach along the west coast of Aruba, on your way to the California Light House.
The water there is just so clear, and the beach is all white sand. We put on our swimming goggles and did a little snorkeling right off the beach. For your convenience and for exotic measures, big straw huts along the beachs are availble to store your belongings or just hide out from the sun. Across the street while driving along to the california light houses you see some big mansions with palm trees in the court yard. Beautiful mexican style, south american style houses.
Tattoo!! The locals took us...
Tattoo!! The locals took us to a deserted spot on the beach where a ferry picks you up and takes you out to the party ship - music and dancing and all you can drink for the price of admittance..
It got CRAZY!! Swinging from ropes right into the water.. Woo hoo. Lots of fun.
In the 'ROOI' of BOCA PRINS,...
In the 'ROOI' of BOCA PRINS, you find this Wild Olive.
A ROOI is a dry valley who sometimes by havy rainfall get soaked of water and becomes a wild river..for some hours.
We use the sand of it to build houses, it is washed.
Te Wild Olive, we call it OLEIFI is not eatable. In this ruined plantation we got a whole bush of them.
For more info of BOCA PRINS + picture: see traveloque.
There is a small well treated...
There is a small well treated tropical park on the left side of the Seaport Village Mall downtown, named WILHELMINA PARK. Wilhelmina was a queen of Holland.
Nice to stroll a moment, specially at sunset a spot to be.
One of the original habitants...
One of the original habitants of Aruba:
LAGADISHI BLAUSANA (blue lizard).
Likes flys and salad, eat our vegetables and flowers in the garden.
Is innocent and have no poison.
Toghetter with our iguana the most colorfull reptiles on the island. You find them everywhere.
All over Aruba you find those...
All over Aruba you find those huge cactus.
I you visit CASIBARI you find a strange landscape of enormous bolders and cactae. Looks like the natural habitat of the Flinstones.
Following the road from your hotel to Sta Cruz. It is mentioned on your left side.
Aruba still get some wild...
Aruba still get some wild donkeys who walk around freely. This ones finded a lunch for free.
We also have a lot of goats who run free. These animals only get owners if you hit them with your car and somebody can claim you.
If they are the reason of your damage they are nobody's.
Worth a visit is the Natural...
Worth a visit is the Natural Bridge near Seroe Colorado. It's hard to find, when you don't known where it is. I will try to explain it too you. You have to park your car at the Colorado point lighthouse and walk across the rocks to Punta Basora. You have to climb down the rocks, but when you have a close look, you can see a small path. But it is worth the effort because there you can find the most beautiful place on the island, a natural birdge which is not discoverd by many tourist yet!
Visit the Natural Pool! It's a...
Visit the Natural Pool! It's a sort of swimming pool between the rocks at the north site of the island. It's hard to come there, but it's really worth a visit! The waves are bounching against the rocks, it's just Great!! You can find the Natural Pool near Boca Keto. There are a view options to come there, when I lived there it was still possible to go there by 4wheel drive (but I heard that that isn't an option any more), but you can park your car at the range near Boca Keto and walk from there (bring water with you)or you can take a horseback riding tour to the Natural Pool.
You HAVE to do the jeep tour! ...
You HAVE to do the jeep tour! We had a small tour with a funny guide (Nikko). However, he took us through some rough terrain. Not for the weak at heart. They have other tours that aren't as harsh but I enjoyed the adventure.
Rent a jeep & take a self...
Rent a jeep & take a self guided tour around the island. It's only 19.6 miles long by 6 miles wide, so you can see all of it in half a day. There's great snorkeling at Baby Beach, on the south end of the island. For a fun bar, try Charlie's.
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