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.


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

Positioned on the island of Aruba, 1.9 miles east of Casibari, Ayo Rock Formation welcomes tourists who are lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you are staying particularly close, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights. If you're wondering, Oranjestad is to the west.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area is having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this rock formation. The most proximate restaurant to Ayo Rock Formation is Canton Tea House, a great locale to enjoy a meal at on your way to spending some time at Ayo Rock Formation . Also within reach, you and your group will have restaurants such as Warung Mini and Mido Restaurant so with any luck, at least one of these close by dining establishments will satisfy the whole entire gang.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about viewing two rock formations, visit Casibari, which is found 1.6 miles away from this rock formation. You'll find other activities in the area, including Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, which is three quarters of a mile away near Oranjestad. Also consider heading to Aruba Ostrich Adventures, which is another attraction nearby.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Ayo Rock Formation
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Other Attraction 0.7 mi. (8.0 km) SE 5.0 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. (8.4 km) S 5.2 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
Noord Mountain Park -- -- -- Sabana Lider
Arikok National Park -- 4.2 mi. (12.8 km) SE 8.0 mi. East of Oranjestad

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