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 want to spend time seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be pleased to know the area has several nature preserves nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a nature preserve located in the vicinity of Palm Beach, 2.9 mi. South of central Malmok. Located in the area surrounding Bubali Pond, Bubali Bird Sanctuary seeks to create a safe refuge for a variety of coastal birds, including pelicans, sandpipers, and storks.

Vacationers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing choices like Donkey Sanctuary Aruba. Take route 4A from the hotels. At the Pizza Hut in Paradera take a left turn.

Check the table just below for 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


Fontein Caves

Even though most visitors to the area are drawn by the beaches, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Malmok some interesting options, including 3 caves.

You should consider visiting Fontein Caves, which is located 12.2 mi. Southeast of central Malmok. This cave is located near the Boca Prins on the northern side of Aruba.

A second place worth considering is 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 chart just below provides you with some key facts regarding 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


Visitors can visit one of the many parks nearby.

The parks you'll be able to find 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. After the first Butterfly Farm in St. Martin experienced such great success, one of the owners, William Slayter decided to take the concept to the island of Aruba. This Butterfly Farm, co-owned by Tony and Lori Cox, has been open since May of 1999, and remains popular thanks in part to the beauty and majesty of the butterfly, and also in part to William's quirky sense of humor.

Another similar attraction is Aruba Ostrich Adventures. In addition to simply seeing the large birds, visitors to the Aruba Ostrich Adventure will be able to feed them as well, helping create a once in a lifetime experience. There are also eight other types of animals on property, all working together to create a fun, interactive, and educational experience.

You can look through the following chart to learn more.

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

If you are seeking a wider selection of attractions beyond just these, you might want to expand your planning horizon. To read our full guide to other attractions, click this link.


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