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 on the island of Aruba, close to Butucu, Fontein Caves invites local customers and travelers who are lodging on this part of the island. But even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to enjoy a great time. It is east of Oranjestad.

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

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of restaurants to select from in the neighborhood surrounding this cave. The nearest restaurant to Fontein Caves is Boca Prins Bar & Restaurant, which has a menu full of American fare. It is only around a couple hundred yards away from this cave, so grab a table and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you and your companions will encounter options like Nelo's Snack & Take Away and El Gallo Rojo so hopefully, at least one of these nearby choices will delight the whole entire party.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like caves, and have the energy to view some others, might consider seeing Guadirikiri Caves and Tunnel of Love; the first is less than a mile to the south-southeast of this cave. Other kinds of local activities include Arikok National Park, which is one and a quarter miles away near Oranjestad. You might also think about making the trip to Aruba Model Train Museum, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

Attractions Near Fontein Caves
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Arikok National Park -- 1.3 mi. (11.5 km) W 7.1 mi. East of Oranjestad
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 4.0 mi. (15.4 km) S San Nicolas
Museum of Industry Museum 4.1 mi. (15.7 km) S San Nicolas
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Other Attraction 4.1 mi. (7.3 km) W 4.5 mi. East-Southeast of Oranjestad

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