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, near Oranjestad, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should consider going off the beaten path to Andicuri.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.
Andicuri brings guests an idyllic and serene getaway, since the area surrounding the beach is free of city-life and traffic.
Beachgoers will find Andicuri on Aruba's North East coast; it's located near attractions like Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, which is a mile away.
Historical attractions like Bushiribana provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Andicuri, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Aruba, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is a mile and a half from this historical destination.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.
|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|
|Amusement/Theme Park||2.7 mi.||SW||Aruba|
|Art Gallery||3.2 mi.||W||Aruba|
|Amusement/Theme Park||3.6 mi.||W||Aruba|
|Balashi Gold Mill Ruins||Historical Site||3.9 mi.||S||Aruba|
|Paint Ball Excursion Operator||4.4 mi.||SW||Aruba|
|Sporting Event Venue||4.9 mi.||WSW||Aruba|
|Dinner Show and Theater||5.2 mi.||WSW||Aruba|
|Aruba Numismatic Museum||Museum||5.4 mi.||W||Aruba|
Nearby, you'll find the town of Noord, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Andicuri, Noord is found maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.
Those hoping to find a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those listed in the following table.
|Aruba Harmony Apartments||5.0||W||Hotel|
|Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club||5.2||WSW||Hotel|
When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Canton Tea House.
The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.
|Canton Tea House||(297) 582-6688||--||--||--||--|
|Warung Mini||(297) 587-0011||--||--||--||--|
|MC Dushi Bagels||(297) 587-2166||--||--||--||--|
|Peking Restaurant||(297) 584-1299||Asian||--||--||--|
|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||--||--|
Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Andicuri in Aruba.
Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Conchi (Natural Pool), which 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., situated a quick car or cab ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in
Vacationers may also want to visit Surfside Beach, which is located five and a half miles to the west-southwest.
Maybe Andicuri is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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