The caves in the national park are very cool and not terribly time consuming if you are limited on time like we happened to be. You can also access them with a regular car - no Jeep or 4x4 required. One of them has a guide that points out the native cave drawings which is very cool. The other is self-guided and a bit larger with open ceilings. Both have bats but they won't bother you. Definitely worth a trip.
We got here after visiting another very cool cave in the Park and were surprised to see a small pool with tons of tiny freshwater fish. If you put your feet in they nibble the dead skin off your feet. It tickles! Also, our tour guide gave us a taste of Aruban grapes. Tart but tasty! $10.00 US admission to the whole park. Lots to see!
A guide took us into the caves, very cool to see the paintings and formations. You don't go very far in but he showed us how the caves go on and on. I'm glad they are protecting these resources - there is a lot of graffiti which proves it is necessary. Beware of the odd bat flying around you!
Our little rental car did just fine on all the roads within the park. The first cave had a tour guide who was awesome. The second cave was self guided. You can't make it in too far in the first cave to do it getting short in there in a hurry, and the second cave has a section blocked off. Definitely felt a presence in the 2nd cave. Awesome area and tour. There is a small old Chinese pond after the first cave, and they let you take off your shoes and put your feet in a small creek and the Tilapia eat the dead skin off of your feet. Finally, a use for those darn Tilapia.
Located on the northern side of the island at the national park. One of the few things you can actually drive to with a rental car. You enter this cave by walking up maybe 20 steps on the outside of the rock. Once in, each area is lit by natural light from holes at the top. I believe it goes about 150 meters back with some small branches along the way. It was fun but I have a thing for caves.
Very interesting rock formations. Off the beaten path. Lots of goats along the way. Cave floor is very uneven many steps to get into the cave, not good for the handicapped. A isolated food truck for a drink bring your own water.The huge wind mill generators along the way were very cool definitly worth seeing.
Just a short drive from Orangestad on the southern end of the island of Aruba are the Guadirikiri Caves. It is a short, steep stair climb (there is a sturdy rail) to enter the caves and it is totally worth it! Limestone walls holding a wealth of geological history, stalagmites, stalactites, natural light holes making you feel like you've entered in an enchanted cathedral. So beautiful!! There are no guides at the caves and the entrance is free!!
I was a bit disappointed in the caves, however that said it is still worth a visit. I was expecting these grand huge caves, but you could spend at the most maybe 10 to 15 minutes looking through them and you are on your way.
A great sight to visit. These caves were creepy and cool in a good way. We didn't think the Kia Picanto would make it down the "road" to the caves, but it did just fine. There were just a handful of visitors during our time there so we mostly had the place to ourselves to explore. When you need a break from the sun and the beach in Aruba, Arikok is a great diversion for some hiking and exploration. Definitely recommend a trip here.
We rented a Jeep and did a full excursion through the Arikok National Part. One of the stops we made was the Guadirikiri Caves. We were not disappointed. The climb into the cave was cool. And once inside we were surprised with a breathtaking view of the different light and colors. As we made our way deeper into the cave bats flew our heads. Very cool!