Welcome to Aruba’s National Park
The beautiful Arikok 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 native 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 Park’s Highlights.
Nature Photography Competition 2022
For the third year in a row, Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) hosts its Nature Photography Competition for kids, youth, and adults. What’s absolutely awesome is that thanks to our partner, Post Aruba, the winners will see their winning image turned into a postage stamp. This year’s theme is: Aruba’s Native Flowers. For an arid island, our flora and fauna diversity can be impressive, and our landscapes spectacular. Immerse yourself in Aruba’s flora diversity and marvel at our island’s unique native flowers. FPNA’s Nature Photography Competition is organized annually to capture this uniqueness and to raise awareness on the conservation of Aruba’s fragile nature. For more information: https://adobe.ly/3cKFjUN
Competencia di Fotografia di Naturalesa 2022
Pa e di tercer aña consecutivo. Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) ta organisa su Competencia di Fotografia di Naturalesa pa mucha, hoben, y adultonan. Locual ta absolutamente maginifico ta cu danki na nos socio, Post Aruba, e potretnan ganador lo wordo pone riba un stampia. E tema di e aña aki ta: Aruba su Flornan Nativo. Pa un isla arido, e diversidad di nos flora y fauna por ta impresionante, y nos paisahenan espectacular. Forma parti di Aruba su flora diverso y captura e flornan nativo unico di nos isla. FPNA su Competencia di Fotografia di Naturalesa ta wordo organisa anualmente pa captura e bunitesa aki y pa crea conscientisacion riba e conservacion di Aruba di naturalesa fragil. Pa mas informacion: 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.