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.
Positioned just outside the heart of the island of Aruba, near Butucu, Guadirikiri Caves happily welcomes local customers and travelers who are lodging on this part of the island. Even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should think about stopping by to enjoy a great time. It's east of Oranjestad.
Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending a few hours exploring the area is eating a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this cave. The most convenient eatery to Guadirikiri Caves is Chesterfield Restaurant, an ideal restaurant to enjoy a meal at before checking out this cave. Also within a short distance, you will come across options like and so with any luck, at least one of these nearby restaurants will humor the entire party.
Travelers who enjoy caves, and are interested in visiting others, should check out Tunnel of Love and Fontein Caves; the first and closest of which is three quarters of a mile to the south of this page's attraction. There are at least one or two other activities nearby, including Arikok National Park, which is a mile and a half away near Oranjestad. Furthermore, you can think about visiting Aruba Model Train Museum, which is another attraction close by.
If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.
|Arikok National Park||--||1.8 mi. (12.8 km)||WNW||8.0 mi. East of Oranjestad|
|Aruba Model Train Museum||Museum||3.3 mi. (16.8 km)||S||San Nicolas|
|San Nicolas Community Museum||Museum||3.4 mi. (17.4 km)||S||10.8 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad|
|--||4.4 mi. (19.2 km)||S||11.9 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad|
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.
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.
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