Most interesting landmarks of Aruba

Below are listed the most amazing natural and man made landmarks of Aruba.

Natural landmarks of Aruba

  • "Baby bridge" near Andicuri – smaller natural bridge at the eastern coast, next to the collapsed major natural bridge which once was important tourist attraction to 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.
  • Triple bridge – group of three natural bridges on the eastern coast of Aruba.

Petroglyph sites

Amerindian drawings in Fontein Cave, Aruba
Amerindian drawings in Fontein Cave / Joy, / CC BY 2.0
  • Ayo Rock Formations – 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.
  • Canashito Cave – cave with rock paintings. Burials of five family members from 100 BC – 100 AD. Two skulls seem to be artificially deformed.
  • Fontein Cave – 95 m long cave which contains Amerindian drawings and etchings, as well as stalactites and stalagmites. Former sacred place of Amerindians.
  • Quadirikiri Cave (Guadirikiri Cave) – 150 m long cave which 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.

Other landmarks of Aruba

Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad / Harvey Barrison, / CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Fort Zoutman – oldest structure on the island. Built in 1798. Includes Willem III Tower – a lighthouse and belltower, built in 1868. Now serves as 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.

Described landmarks of Aruba

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Aruba is one of the constituent countries of the Kingdom of 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.

Featured: Quadirikiri Cave

Quadirikiri Cave, Aruba
Quadirikiri Cave / Ian Mackenzie, / CC BY 2.0

The legendary Quadirikiri Cave is one of the largest and most interesting caves in Aruba.

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.

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