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 part of your vacation out in the fresh air? You might be happy to learn the area has several interesting nature preserves in and nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a great nature preserve situated in southern Palm Beach. 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.

Travelers hoping to find a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing places like Donkey Sanctuary Aruba. Their semi-new location is on a side street off of French Men's Pass. Take Route 4a from the hotels and follow this road for 14 km, pass all the circles/roundabouts until you see a sign for the French Men’s Pass.

View this table for more information about your options.

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 7.7 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach


Fontein Caves

Even though most visitors have heard about the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Palm Beach multiple choices, including 3 caves.

You might want to visit 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 place to consider is Guadirikiri Caves. It is situated 11.6 mi. Southeast of central Palm Beach. 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.

The following chart summarizes a few details concerning 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


Guests can enjoy one of the many parks in and around Palm Beach.

The parks you'll be able to find are listed in the chart below.

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 surrounded by animals sounds like fun, consider visiting The Butterfly Farm and Nectar Cafe. 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.

Take a minute to read this table to learn more.

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 and Nectar Cafe Zoo 0.6 mi. South West of Central Palm Beach

If you are looking for a wider variety of points of interest beyond this category, you should think about other possibilities. Click here to read our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Palm Beach.


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