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 seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be happy to find out that the area has several nature preserves in and nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a popular nature preserve found within 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.

Those wanting to locate a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring choices like Donkey Sanctuary Aruba. Visitors are welcome to come explore the property and learn about the friendly animal in between relaxing on the porch with a cold drink, coffee, tea, or ice cream. Volunteers are always available to answer questions and you can even volunteer to help with feedings and cleaning beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Look through the table 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

Even though most vacationers are attracted by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Palm Beach some great choices, including 3 caves.

You may enjoy visiting Fontein Caves, which is located 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.

An additional option 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 enables you to get 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


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

The parks you'll be able to find can be seen in the following chart.

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 concept of passing some time surrounded by animals sounds like fun, you should visit 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.

Another similar attraction 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.

Check this table for more information about what's available.

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 seeking a wider variety of attractions beyond this category, you should expand your planning horizon. To read more about other attractions for Palm Beach, see this page.


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