Guadirikiri Caves

Located on the property of the Arikok National Park, Guadirikiri Caves are fabled to be the spot where two lovers burst through the rocks to create the two domed entrances, and flew to heaven. Though fascinating, many guests find it hard to believe that this dark and gritty spot is the site of anything so romantic.

Stretching into the mountain for 100 feet, Guadirikiri Caves are low, dark, and damp. The chambers light up from the sunlight that peeps through the holes in the ceiling and give way to views of traditional Arikok cave drawings. Hidden in the highest, darkest corners are hundreds of harmless bats. Claustrophobic travelers may want to skip this site.

A tour of the caves takes guest into the damp, dark space, which features native cave drawings and a bat habitat.

Location

Guadirikiri Caves is found on the island of Aruba, close to Butucu; it is to the east of Oranjestad.

Nearby Restaurants

If you find your belly rumbling during your cave visit, there's no need to worry -- you will find an impressive array of food and beverage places in the general vicinity. Chesterfield Restaurant is a wonderful locale to have a bite to eat at before checking out this cave, and is the most convenient dining option from it. Ling Nam Bar And Restaurant and Amazing are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities where you could try a new dish and experience the Aruba culture.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy caves, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Tunnel of Love and Fontein Caves; the first and closest of which is three quarters of a mile to the south of this cave. There are a couple other activities in the area, including Arikok National Park, which is a mile and a half away near Oranjestad. You might also want to consider heading over to Aruba Model Train Museum, which is another nearby attraction.

Caves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Aruba. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Guadirikiri Caves
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Arikok National Park -- 1.8 mi. (11.5 km) WNW 7.1 mi. East of Oranjestad
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 3.3 mi. (15.4 km) S San Nicolas
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 3.4 mi. (15.9 km) S 9.9 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
San Nicolas Bay Keys -- 4.4 mi. (17.7 km) S 11.0 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad

More Information

Hours

The caves are open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and ticket sales are available until 3:30 p.m.

Cost

A hiking tour of the Guadirikiri Caves is provided as part of your $10(USD) entrance into the Arikok National Park when reservations are made in advance, however you are welcome to explore on your own.

Location: San Fuego 70, Aruba

Phone

(297) 585-1234

FAX: (297) 585-1235

Email

info@arubanationalpark.org

 

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