Aruba Wild Side and Arikok National Park

Aruba Wild Side and Arikok National Park

There’s a lot more to Aruba than pristine, white, Caribbean beaches and all-inclusives (which you can find all over the eastern side of the island). The best thing we did while visiting the tiny island of Dutch heritage was rent ATVs and spend a day exploring the ‘wild side’ of Aruba, which covers most of the western part of the island. Much of this side is dominated by Arikok National Park, which covers 1/5 of the island itself. Here you can explore remote beaches, pristine natural pools, natural arches, and rugged desert-like terrain without the usual throng of tourists. If we ever go back, I’d spend most of my time here!

Natural Pool in Arikok National Park in Aruba
Natural Pool in Arikok National Park in Aruba
Aruba Wild Side Natural Pool Arikok National Park TravelSages
Natural Pool in Arikok National Park in Aruba
Natural Pool Arikok National Park Aruba TravelSages
Natural Pool in Arikok National Park in Aruba

 

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Lauren has spent the last 9 months traveling the US (From the southern tip of Florida, to the Arctic Circle and back again) in her truck camper with her partner, Patrick Holt. She started TravelSages in the summer of 2013, and has since founded a digital marketing consultancy, called LyteYear, and a sustainability brand, called RePrint. Before moving into her tiny mobile home, Lauren lived in Chicago for 6 years, pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong, and traveled to various countries in between. She has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Netflix, and breweries with good New England IPAs.

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