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.


Ayo Rock Formation lies on the island of Aruba, 1.9 miles east of Casibari; it is to the 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

If you build up an appetite exploring this rock formation, you're going to be in luck, as you can find numerous choices of local dining spots in the general vicinity. Canton Tea House is an ideal locale to have a bite to eat at before checking out this rock formation, and with its close proximity, is especially valuable to guests at this attraction. Also within a short distance, you and your party will come across restaurants such as Warung Mini and Mido Restaurant so if you're lucky, at least one of these close by choices will placate the whole entire gang.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in visiting a second rock formation, seek out Casibari, found 1.6 miles to the west of this rock formation. Other nearby attractions 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 in the area.

Rock formations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in Aruba. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

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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Location: Aruba


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