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 enjoy being outside? You may be happy to find out that the area has several nature preserves in and nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a great nature preserve located 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.

Those hoping to locate a another great natural attraction should consider visiting opportunities like Donkey Sanctuary Aruba. Take route 4A from the hotels. At the Pizza Hut in Paradera take a left turn.

Check out the table below to learn more.

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 people visiting the area are attracted by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Palm Beach some great 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 option to consider 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 more 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


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

The parks worth considering are shown directly 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, you should visit 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 related option 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 table 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

Bear in mind that Palm Beach offers additional attractions. To read a more detailed discussion of other attractions, click this link.


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