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Wonders of Aruba

So called Baby bridge near Andicuri, one of the wonders of Aruba
So called Baby bridge near Andicuri / John, / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Aruba is one of the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is located in the Caribbean region.

On this small island are located several interesting rock formations and caves with petroglyphs and drawings created by Amerindian people.

Map with the described wonders

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WorldViolet Top 10 wonders of Aruba

Geological wonders

Triple bridge

A group of three natural bridges on the eastern coast of Aruba.

Huliba Cave (Baranca Sunu Cave, Tunnel of Love)

200 m long cave with five entrances. Contains stalactites and stalagmites, large bat colony.

Seroe Colorado natural bridge

Fine natural bridge formed from coral rock.

“Baby bridge” near Andicuri

Smaller natural bridge at the eastern coast, next to the collapsed major natural bridge that once was important tourist attraction to Aruba.

Archaeological wonders

Ayo Rock Formations

The former sacred place of Amerindians, groups of large boulders. Contains Amerindian petroglyphs. Especially impressive are Casibari Boulders – unusual, giant rock boulders, formed from tonalite. These rock formations resemble birds and dragons and complement the natural desert-like landscape of eastern Aruba.

Fontein Cave

95 m long cave that contains Amerindian drawings and etchings as well as stalactites and stalagmites. Former sacred place of Amerindians.

Amerindian drawings in Fontein Cave, Aruba
Quadirikiri Cave

150 m long cave that opens in a limestone wall. Contain Amerindian petroglyphs, stalactites and stalagmites. Two large cave chambers are lighted through holes in the ceiling. Site of legends.

Quadirikiri Cave, Aruba
Canashito Cave

Cave with rock paintings. Burials of five family members from 100 BC – 100 AD. Two skulls seem to be artificially deformed.

Architecture wonders

Fort Zoutman

The oldest structure on the island. Built in 1798. Includes Willem III Tower – a lighthouse and belltower, built in 1868. Now serves as a museum of Aruba.

Oranjestad historical center

A collection of colorful, ornate buildings – representatives of Dutch colonial architecture. Built mainly in the late 19th – early 20th century.

Oranjestad, Aruba

WorldYellow Recommended books

Aruba History and Culture: Tourism, Art, Custom and Tradition

The Spanish discovered Aruba in or around 1499. Because of the absence of precious metals Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao were declared Islas Inutiles (Useless Islands); Get to know the inside out of Aruba history, starting from the first day of the discovery Population Most of Aruba’s population is ethnically mixed, including many people of American Indian ancestry, often in combination with Dutch, Spanish, and African heritage.

Fodor’s In Focus Aruba

Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

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