Welcome to Aruba’s National Park
This beautiful National Park in Aruba comprises almost 20% of the island. Enjoy gorgeous vistas of Aruba’s rugged terrain, desert-like hills filled with tall cacti, a breathtaking coastline and protected local flora and fauna.
The National Park takes you on a memorable journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites. These can all be enjoyed and explored either on your own or during guided tours. A wide variety of educational and informative programs and fun activities is available.
You are warmly invited to the National Park and enjoy Aruba’s natural beauty at its best. Explore the parks Highlights.
Nature Photography Competition 2021
Participate in our 2nd annual Nature Photography Competition, with the theme for this year being Aruba’s Marine Life. Our marine life is spectacular with numerous interesting species and underwater landscapes. The Nature Photography Competition 2021 is organized to capture this uniqueness and to raise awareness on the conservation of marine life. For more information: https://adobe.ly/3cKFjUN
Position Paper: Considerations for the Legalization of Spearfishing in Aruba
The position paper “Considerations for the Legalization of Spearfishing in Aruba” is directed at the government agencies charged with the conserving and regulation of the marine environments, but also to inform the public at large.
Policy Document: Managing Nature Conservation and High Impact Motorized Traffic
The policy document Managing Nature Conservation and High-Impact Motorized Traffic is one of a series of other policy documents that will collectively form an integral Sustainable Recreation Master Plan aimed at enabling low-impact recreation and regulating high-impact motorized recreation.
Environmental Impact Report for Off-Road Driving (ORD)
Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) executes her responsibilities as a nature conservation organization. In doing so, high-impact activities in FPNA management areas are monitored and regulated. Where necessary – and in accordance with national legislation and FPNA’s articles of association – management measures and actions are taken to safeguard nature under the organization’s protection and care. FPNA’s number one stakeholder is Nature. FPNA places Nature First, to maintain and increase biodiversity and prevent impairment of park resources and objects of natural value. FPNA ensures that conservation is predominant at times of conflict between the protection of biodiversity and its exploitation. Whenever and wherever necessary, FPNA will apply the Precautionary Principle as a strategy to cope with possible risks where evidence gathering and understanding is yet incomplete.
Monitoring and surveying high impact activities in FPNA’s management areas is an essential conservation activity, which leads to new management policies – as is the case with our new policy which can be found in the section above, regarding high-impact motorized traffic. Please note that effective as of 1 June 2020 entry of ATVs is prohibited and as of 1 November 2020 entry of UTVs is also prohibited.
This new policy is based on the preliminary research report: Environmental Impact Report for Off Road Driving (ORD) in Parke Nacional Arikok.