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.

Located on the northeastern coast of the island of Aruba, in the vicinity of Oranjestad, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Andicuri is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Aruba may be just as pretty, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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 happen to enjoy coasts which offer those who visit a serene place to escape, then think about trying out Andicuri; it is tucked away within a more natural sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Aruba's North East coast. It is close to Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, which is seen a mile away, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Aruba Numismatic Museum, a lovely museum found five and a half miles to the west, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Andicuri is close to Noord, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The city of Noord is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Noord is a car ride off, about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is in a relatively popular vacation area, it usually isn't all that tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your group are wanting to book a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to Andicuri.

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

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. Canton Tea House is one of the closest eateries.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

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

Aruba has several beautiful beaches, and Andicuri is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy De Palm Island, found a short taxi ride away. On the other hand, Conchi (Natural Pool) offers more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it two miles to the east-southeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Surfside Beach, located five and a half miles away.

Andicuri could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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