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 outdoors? You might be pleased to know the area has some nature preserves in and nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a nature preserve located 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.

Vacationers hoping to find 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.

Review the following chart for a listing of nature preserves.

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 visitors are drawn by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Palm Beach multiple options, including 3 caves.

You may enjoy visiting Fontein Caves, which is found 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.

A second place worth considering is Guadirikiri Caves. It is located 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 table below provides some 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 visit one of the many parks in and around Palm Beach.

The parks worth looking into are listed 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 concept of spending some time with interesting animals sounds like fun, consider visiting 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. 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.

Check the following chart 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 want to learn about more attractions beyond just these, you should look beyond these choices. To visit our complete page about other attractions, click this link.


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