Visiting Arikok National Park on the Island of Aruba


Arikok National Park pic
Arikok National Park

A graduate of Boston College with a BA in psychology and an MA in school counseling, Tiffany Hustis spent many years working in human resources with companies such as The Music People and Manpower. Now a stay-at-home mother of three sons, Tiffany Hustis enjoys taking trips to the Caribbean, especially to the island of Aruba.

An easy-to-reach location with direct flights from numerous major American cities, Aruba features white-sand beaches, spectacular coral reefs, and the opportunity to relax. It also offers several all-inclusive resorts for those looking for a luxurious vacation.

Those who wish to explore Aruba’s natural landscapes can visit Arikok National Park, which costs $11 for those 18 and older and is free for children ages 17 and younger. The park opens at 8:00 a.m. daily and closes at 4:00 p.m.

Covering approximately 20 percent of the island, Arikok National Park features an extensive array of wildlife from goats and iguanas to parakeets and migratory birds. The landscape encompasses limestone cliffs, caves, sand dunes, abandoned gold mines, cactus-covered hills, and beautiful coastline. Visitors can explore by foot or with four-wheel-drive vehicles.