Natural Attractions in Palm Beach

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The sites to be seen in Palm Bay which revolve around nature have more to with wildlife than the scenery.  Within a mile of the city center you'll be able to watch butterflies flutter and hike through a bird sanctuary.  If you're willing to travel a short distance, you'll also be able to walk amongst the donkeys.  Of course, if you'd rather see Mother Nature in action, there are caves and parks to explore. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

Do you want to spend time under the open sky? You may be happy to learn the area has several interesting nature preserves in and nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a nature preserve found within southern Palm Beach. 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.

Adventurers wanting 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 look at the chart below if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around Palm Beach
Name Type Location
Bubali Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Palm Beach
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach


Fontein Caves

Although most visitors to the area are attracted by the beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Palm Beach multiple choices, including 3 caves.

You may enjoy visiting Fontein Caves, which is situated 10.8 mi. East-Southeast of central Palm Beach. 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 available option is Guadirikiri Caves. It is located 11.6 mi. Southeast of central Palm Beach. A tour of the caves takes guest into the damp, dark space, which features native cave drawings and a bat habitat.

The following chart has a few details regarding caves.

Caves Near Palm Beach
Name Type Location
Fontein Caves Cave 10.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Palm Beach
Guadirikiri Caves Cave 11.6 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach
Tunnel of Love Cave 12.1 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach


Vacationers can experience one of the many parks in and around Palm Beach.

The parks worth looking into are summarized here:

Parks In and Around Palm Beach
Name Type Location
Natural Bridge Park 6.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Palm Beach
Noord Mountain Park Park Sabana Lider, 1.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Palm Beach
Park Curazon Park Jaburibari, 3.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Palm Beach
Signature Park Park 0.6 mi. South West of Central Palm Beach
Wilhelmina Park Park Downtown Oranjestad, 3.9 mi. South of Central Palm Beach

Zoos and Aquariums

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

If the idea of spending some time with interesting animals tickles your fancy, you should visit The Butterfly Farm. The farm is located across from the Phoenix and Riu High Rise hotels.

Another related option 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.

Glance through the chart below for more information.

Zoos In and Around Palm Beach
Name Type Location
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 4.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Palm Beach
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 0.6 mi. South West of Central Palm Beach

If you are looking for a wider variety of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you should look beyond these choices. To read more about other attractions for Palm Beach, navigate to this page.


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