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Aruba by Scooter

A January 2005 trip to Oranjestad by figgy0223

California Lighthouse Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba More Photos
Quote: Since Aruba is such a small island, it's easy to visit its highlights in 1 or 2 days. We did half of Aruba in 1 day on a scooter. What an adventure...

Natural Bridge

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Natural Bridge Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba
Your first thought when you enter this natural site is that you are in a different world. The road consists of dirt, rocks, and huge potholes everywhere. We were on a scooter and everyone was laughing at us. If you want to visit Natural Bridge comfortably and safely, take a tour bus, jeep, or ATV because the road is difficult to maneuver. Once you enter the park, the road forks. To the west are ancient ruins and rock piles that are a must-see. For almost as far as you can see, there are piles of five rocks, some barely balancing on each other. This is an ancient belief that your wishes come true if you pile five rocks on each other. It looks like you are on the surface of the m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 19, 2005

Natural Bridge

Oranjestad, Aruba

California Lighthouse

Attraction | "California Sand Dunes and Lighthouse"

California Lighthouse Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba
As you travel north from Oranjestad (the capital of Aruba), you will quickly reach the tip of the island. You will not miss the California Lighthouse because it sticks out like a sore thumb in the desert-like terrain upon a hill. Before you reach the lighthouse, you will pass the California Sand Dunes on your left. Pull over and take a walk through the dunes; the sand is soft and cool and you can find some interesting rock formations. As you head up to the California Lighthouse, look out to sea, because you can see just how small the island really is. From the base of the lighthouse, you can see down the south coast and the north coast of the island. Stop at the restau...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 19, 2005

California Lighthouse
Near Arashi Beach
Oranjestad, Northwest Aruba