Welcome to Aruba’s National Park
The beautiful Arikok National Park in Aruba, which includes the Ramsar site Spaans Lagoen, 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.
Embark on a memorable journey of the island’s past by visiting the national park’s interesting geological formations and cultural-historical sites, surrounded by Aruba’s unique flora and fauna. 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 are available.
You are warmly invited to the National Park and enjoy Aruba’s natural beauty at its best. Explore the Park’s Highlights.
Conservation Fees for 2024
Please take note of the conservation (entry) fees for 2024:
Local law (AB 2000 no. 59 / Art. 5.3 & 5.4) requires all visitors to have a valid entry pass on entering the national park, the revenues of which go directly to conservation and enhancing the visitor experience. Please see Guest Information for the applicable Rules & Regulations for responsible recreation in nature and help us protect and conserve Aruba’s unique natural values.
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.