Natural Attractions in Malmok

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Most people who stay in Malmok find the town and its surrounding area simply too picturesque to stay indoors throughout their stay.  Except for beaches, there isn't much in the way of specific natural attractions to visit right in Malmok, but there are plenty of options just a few miles away. In fact, just about every place you see once you are outside of town is something to be explored -- just bring a camera and a pair of hiking boots. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

Do you like spending time seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be pleased to know the area has several interesting nature preserves nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a great nature preserve found within the vicinity of Palm Beach, 2.9 mi. South of central Malmok. The only activity that Bubali Bird Sanctuary offers is bird-watching. Just beware, if you do not go around dusk or dawn, you are unlikely to see much.

Those hoping to locate a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring opportunities like Donkey Sanctuary Aruba. Before cars became the main source of transportation in Aruba, donkeys were brought to the island to serve such a purpose. As motorized vehicles became more prevalent, the need for donkeys decreased, and their care did as well.

Take a moment to read the following table if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Malmok
Name Type Location
Bubali Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.9 mi. South of Central Malmok
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.8 mi. Southeast of Central Malmok

Caves

Fontein Caves

Although most tourists are drawn by the beaches, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Malmok some great choices, including 3 caves.

You might want to visit Fontein Caves, which is found 12.2 mi. Southeast of central Malmok. 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.

Another choice to consider Guadirikiri Caves. It is located 13.0 mi. Southeast of central Malmok. A tour of the caves takes guest into the damp, dark space, which features native cave drawings and a bat habitat.

The following table enables you to get more information on the caves.

Caves Near Malmok
Name Type Location
Fontein Caves Cave 12.2 mi. Southeast of Central Malmok
Guadirikiri Caves Cave 13.0 mi. Southeast of Central Malmok
Tunnel of Love Cave 13.6 mi. Southeast of Central Malmok

Parks

Vacationers can spend some time in one of the many parks nearby.

The parks available can be seen below.

Parks Near Malmok
Name Type Location
Natural Bridge Park 7.4 mi. Southeast of Central Malmok
Noord Mountain Park Park Sabana Lider, 3.4 mi. Southeast of Central Malmok
Park Curazon Park 4.9 mi. Southeast of Central Malmok
Signature Park Park 2.5 mi. South of Central Malmok
Wilhelmina Park Park 5.9 mi. South of Central Malmok

Zoos and Aquariums

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

If the thought of passing some time with interesting animals sounds like fun, consider visiting The Butterfly Farm. Several hundred exotic butterflies from around the world make their homes in the controlled environment that is Aruba's Butterfly Farm. Take the 20 to 25 minute guided tour to learn all about the butterflies.

A second related venue is Aruba Ostrich Adventures. Ostriches may not be what comes to mind when one thinks of Aruba, but the Aruba Ostrich Adventure nonetheless is home to a number of ostrich that guests come from all over the island to see. While it may not be the "natural Aruba" it is still an interesting sight to see.

Be sure to look through the following table if you want more information.

Zoos Near Malmok
Name Type Location
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central Malmok
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 2.6 mi. South of Central Malmok

Keep in mind that you can find some other attraction types available too. Click on this link to find our page concerning other interesting attractions for Malmok.

 

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