Fontein Caves

Photo credit: © Harald Hooghiemstra

Fontein Cave is not only a unique natural attraction in Aruba, but it is an important part of history. Cave drawings and other artifacts that have been found over the years give scientists a clue that the native Arawak Indians once performed tribal rituals in this spot. Today, guests are invited in to explore the outer chamber of this naturally forming cave.

Because this cave was formed into a wall of coral limestone, a spectacular offering of stalagmite and stalagtite in various odd shapes and sizes decorate this natural structure. Fontein Cave is 13 feet in height and 160 feet deep.

The entrance hall to Fontein Cave is open for exploration, where guests can view stalactite and stalagmite formations, hear the flap of bat wings, and study the cave wall drawings.


Located in , happily welcomes local residents and travelers who are rooming in this area of Aruba. Even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time.

This cave is located near the Boca Prins on the northern side of Aruba.

Fontein Caves is located on the island of Aruba, in the vicinity of Butucu; it's to the east of Oranjestad.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be sharing food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this cave. Subway Cura Cabai, which has a menu full of American fare, is very close-by, making it a great option for cave visitors. Ling Nam Bar And Restaurant and Chesterfield Restaurant are additional food and drink options near Fontein Caves where you have the chance to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Aruba scene.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy caves, and would like to see others, should check out Guadirikiri Caves and Tunnel of Love; the first is less than a mile to the south-southeast of Fontein Caves . Other kinds of nearby activities include Arikok National Park, which is one and a quarter miles away near Oranjestad. You might want to also think about making the trip to Aruba Model Train Museum, which is another attraction close by.

A cave is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Aruba. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Fontein Caves
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Arikok National Park -- 1.3 mi. (12.8 km) W 8.0 mi. East of Oranjestad
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 4.0 mi. (16.8 km) S San Nicolas
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 4.2 mi. (17.4 km) S 10.8 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Other Attraction 4.4 mi. (8.0 km) WNW 5.0 mi. East of Oranjestad

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