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, near Butucu; it is to the east of Oranjestad.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous eateries to select from in the region near Guadirikiri Caves. The closest place to eat to Guadirikiri Caves is Chesterfield Restaurant, a wonderful eatery to dine at before visiting this cave. Ling Nam Bar And Restaurant and Amazing are some of the additional dining options close-by where you could experience the flavors of Aruba, and munch on some tasty cuisine.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like caves, and have the energy to view some others, should consider seeing Tunnel of Love and Fontein Caves; the first of which is 0.7 miles to the south of this page's attraction. Other types of local activities include Arikok National Park, which is a mile and a half away near Oranjestad. Also, you might think about 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 following list contains attractions that are nearby.

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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