Cura di Tortuga

Cura di Tortuga, also popularly known as Natural Pool, is a natural pool formed by volcanic rock. Despite the difficulty in accessing this spot, many visitors find that a dip into the fresh, crisp waters of the pool worth the trip.


Cura di Tortuga can be found near the heart of the island of Aruba, 1.7 miles northeast of Shette; it is to the east of Oranjestad.

Cura di Tortuga is located in a remote part of Aruba, and can only be accessed with an All Terrain vehicle or on horseback.

Nearby Restaurants

If you get hungry visiting this lagoon, it definitely won't be a problem -- you'll find a plentiful supply of local dining spots in this area. Canton Tea House is a great restaurant to have a bite to eat at on your way to spending time at this lagoon, and is close-by, making it a great option for visitors to it. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will come across restaurants such as Warung Mini and Avallone's Ristorante where you should eat some Italian food and experience the flavors of Aruba.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other attractions in the area, including Arikok National Park, which is two and a half miles away near Oranjestad. Also, you might consider making the trip to Natural Bridge, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Lagoons are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Cura di Tortuga
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Arikok National Park -- 2.3 mi. (11.5 km) S 7.1 mi. East of Oranjestad
Natural Bridge -- 2.3 mi. (8.4 km) WNW 5.2 mi. East-Southeast of Noord
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Other Attraction 2.4 mi. (6.9 km) W 4.3 mi. East of Oranjestad
Fontein Caves GeoFeature 2.6 mi. (13.4 km) SE 8.3 mi. East of Oranjestad
Guadirikiri Caves GeoFeature 3.5 mi. (14.4 km) SE 9.0 mi. East of Oranjestad
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Other Attraction 3.7 mi. (6.2 km) WNW Bushiribana
Bushiribana Historic Site 3.8 mi. (6.1 km) NW Bushiribana
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historic Site 4.1 mi. (7.0 km) SW 4.3 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad

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Location: Aruba


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