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

Ayo Rock Formation can be found 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

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area could be enjoying food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this rock formation. Urataka Center Best Pizza, which has a menu full of Caribbean food, is very close-by, making it a great option for visitors here. Also close-by, you and your group will encounter eateries like Casibari Coffee Shop and Sensei Sushi Bar where you may try a bite of Japanese cuisine and experience the flavors of Aruba.

Nearby Attractions

Those interested in viewing another rock formation, seek out Casibari, found a mile and a half to the west of this attraction. Other kinds of nearby attractions include Aruba Ostrich Adventures, which is a mile away Bushiribana. You might want to also consider visiting Natural Bridge, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Rock formations are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Aruba. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Ayo Rock Formation .

Attractions Near Ayo Rock Formation
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
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
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Other Attraction 2.9 mi. (7.3 km) S 4.5 mi. East-Southeast of Oranjestad
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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