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.


Situated near the middle of the island of Aruba, 1.7 miles northeast of Shette, Cura di Tortuga always welcomes customers lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun. In case you're wondering, Oranjestad is to the west.

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 work up an appetite wandering around this lagoon, don't worry -- you can find a broad selection of dining options in the vicinity. The most proximate restaurant to Cura di Tortuga is Canton Tea House, an ideal eatery to have a bite to eat at on your way to checking out Cura di Tortuga . Also close-by, you and your companions will find eateries including Warung Mini and Avallone's Ristorante where you might eat some Italian dishes and enjoy the culture of Aruba.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local attractions include Arikok National Park, which is two and a half miles away near Oranjestad. Also, you might consider heading over to Natural Bridge, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Lagoons are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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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