Ayo Rock Formation

The Ayo Rock Formations are of particular interest because they stand out on a landscape of relatively flat and sandy topography that otherwise lacks hills. While their origins are unknown, what is known is that the original inhabitants of the island of Aruba would visit the formations to hear incoming thunderstorms, and they left their mark through petroglyphs.

The Casibari Boulders set at Ayo are tonalite rocks reddish brown in color. Cacti and lizards surround the formations.

The government of Aruba has set up a series of walking trails to and around the Ayo Rock formation. The entrance to the formations is called Dragon Mouth, and on a clear day you can see the Venezuelan coast fro the top of the formations.

Location

Situated on the island of Aruba, 1.9 miles east of Casibari, Ayo Rock Formation welcomes local residents and visitors lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you should consider dropping by to check it out. It is east of Oranjestad.

The Ayo Rock Formations are located year Ayo Village, 3.2 kilometers from the natural bridge that leads to Casibari.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of eateries to select from in the region nearby Ayo Rock Formation . Canton Tea House is an ideal eatery to have a bite to eat at on your way to visiting Ayo Rock Formation , and is the most convenient option for visitors to this attraction. Also within a short distance, you will have options including Warung Mini and Mido Restaurant so hopefully, at least one of these nearby restaurants will placate the entire party.

Nearby Attractions

Those interested in viewing two rock formations, make the trip to Casibari, which is situated 1.6 miles to the west of this page's natural attraction. Other kinds of nearby activities include Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, which is three quarters of a mile away near Oranjestad. Furthermore, you can consider making the trip to Aruba Ostrich Adventures, which is another attraction close by.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

Attractions Near Ayo Rock Formation
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Other Attraction 0.7 mi. (6.9 km) SE 4.3 mi. East of Oranjestad
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Other Attraction 1.1 mi. (6.2 km) NNW Bushiribana
Natural Bridge -- 1.1 mi. (8.4 km) NE 5.2 mi. East-Southeast of Noord
Bushiribana Historic Site 1.5 mi. (6.1 km) N Bushiribana
Park Curazon -- 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) WNW Jaburibari
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historic Site 3.3 mi. (7.0 km) S 4.3 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
Noord Mountain Park -- -- -- Sabana Lider
Arikok National Park -- 4.2 mi. (11.5 km) SE 7.1 mi. East of Oranjestad

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