While in Aruba, don’t hang around your resort exclusively… go out and discover the natural Aruba. Here are some of the exquisite attractions and sites that have made our island famous. They are unique because of their unlikely combinations.
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba: A refuge for wild Aruba donkeys. Nearing extinction, this foundation cares for the growing number of the wounded or neglected animals. All support for their feeding and health cares comes from volunteers and donations.
Baby Bridge: A formation of coral limestone cut out by years of pounding surf.
California Lighthouse: Designed by a French architect in 1910 and constructed on Aruba between 1914 and 1916. It’s named after the S.S. California, a wooden sailing ship that sank near shore.
Casibari Rock Formation: Clusters of huge tonalite rocks sit together in an area just north of Hooiberg. This rock formation, unique to the more typical features of the area, inexplicably rises up from the desert soil to create an unusual setting.
Alto Vista Chapel: The chapel was built in 1952 on the site of the first Catholic church built in Aruba in 1750 by a Spanish missionary. It is a special place for peace and contemplation, surrounded by the Aruba countryside.
Natural Pool: or “conchi” and aka “Cura di Tortuga” is a natural pool surrounded by rocks on the windward coast. It’s a perfect getaway for a moment of total relaxation.
Ayo Rock Formations: Considered a sacred site by the island’s original inhabitants, the Arawak Indians. Rock drawings, dating back thousands of years, are found at this site.
Bushiribana Ruins: The remains of gold smelter was built of natural stone in 1825 and functioned for most of the 19th century. In it’s 90 years of operation, it produced some 3 million pounds of gold.
Disfruta di nos bunita isla 😉
(Enjoy our beautiful island)