Andicuri

Reaching Andicuri can be an adventure, but the impressive scenery and white powdery beaches here make it worth your while. Its isolation and deep beach make this a particularly nice spot to lounge in the sun or to have a picnic.

Situated on the northeastern side of the island of Aruba, in the vicinity of Oranjestad, You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should check out Andicuri, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

How to Access The Beach
While it is possible to access Andicuri by car, 4X4 travel is strongly recommended. The most convenient access is found by taking the road heading east from the Ayo Rock Formation, where Ayo and Santa Lucia roads meet. This road will take you directly to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

This secluded and scenic strip of beach is flanked on either side by rock formations jutting out from the mainland. The surfing here is sure to excite, but swimming may be out of the question due to the size of the waves and the strength of the currents.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you find that you prefer beaches that offer visitors a serene place to escape, then you may want to try Andicuri; it is back within a less urbanized sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Andicuri is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Aruba's North East coast; it's located near attractions like Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Aruba Numismatic Museum. This museum is located a short cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Aruba. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Andicuri
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.1 mi. SW Aruba
African Art Boutique Art Gallery 1.6 mi. WNW Aruba
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 1.6 mi. WNW Aruba
Bushiribana Historical Site 1.8 mi. NW Aruba
Art Studio Insight Art Gallery 3.2 mi. W Aruba
Arawa Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park 3.6 mi. W Aruba
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 3.9 mi. S Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 4.4 mi. SW Aruba
Trinidad Stadium Sporting Event Venue 4.9 mi. WSW Aruba
Casa di Cultura Dinner Show and Theater 5.2 mi. WSW Aruba
Aruba Numismatic Museum Museum 5.4 mi. W Aruba
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum Museum 5.5 mi. W Aruba

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Noord, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Noord is about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Travelers looking for a place to stay not far from Andicuri shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Andicuri
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cunucu Arubiano 1.0 SW Lodge
Aruba Harmony Apartments 5.0 W Hotel
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club 5.2 WSW Hotel

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Aruba's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. Canton Tea House is one of the closest eateries.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Andicuri
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Canton Tea House (297) 582-6688 -- -- -- --
Warung Mini (297) 587-0011 -- -- -- --
Avallone's Ristorante -- Italian Informal -- --
Jumbo Bar-Restaurant (297) 585-8075 -- -- -- --
MC Dushi Bagels (297) 587-2166 -- -- -- --
New Lido Restaurant (297) 584-6165 -- -- -- --
Peking Restaurant (297) 584-1299 Asian -- -- --
Sensei Sushi Bar (297) 585-0508 Japanese -- -- --
Subway Santa Cruz (297) 585-1277 American Very Casual -- --
Taco Bell Santa Cruz (297) 585-5828 Mexican Very Casual -- --
The New Shahai Take Away (297) 585-0546 International, Latin American Very Casual -- --
Urataka Center Best Pizza (297) 585-5212 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Aruba besides Andicuri.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like De Palm Island, found a brief car or taxi trip away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Conchi (Natural Pool), which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it two miles to the east-southeast.

Another option worth considering is Surfside Beach, which is located five and a half miles to the west-southwest.

Aruba has so much to offer, and dropping by Andicuri is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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