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Santa Cruz, Aruba

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Our most recommended Santa Cruz, Aruba Beach Trips

Aruba: De Palm Island Day Trip

1. Aruba: De Palm Island Day Trip

Spend a day in paradise with a trip to De Palm Island with all-inclusive access to enjoy everything the island has to offer. Go snorkeling, take a banana boat ride, visit the water park, or just relax with authentic Caribbean fare and drinks. Once you arrive on the island, the day will be yours to pick whichever activities you please. Set out for an adventurous banana boat ride, or grab a snorkel for an up-close look at the stunning local marine life. Slip down a water slide or take it easy with a massage or some lounge time in a shaded cabana. Kids can take part in the new water park, with two body-drop slides. Whether you want to explore the island and surrounding coral reefs or relax on the beach by the open bar and buffet, De Palm Island has something for everyone.

Aruba: Best of Aruba by Bus

2. Aruba: Best of Aruba by Bus

Take in the island’s delights in this 7-hour tour, complete with lunch, amazing sights, and a swim. Your guides– experts in Aruba's past and present – offer detailed descriptions of the island's key sites as you ride in an air-conditioned bus. Visit the famous California Lighthouse, which offers grand views of the island. Next, head to the Alto Vista Chapel and stroll through the labyrinth path of contemplation. Following the visit to the chapel, head to the Natural Bridge. This coral limestone formation was one of the largest in the world before it collapsed in 2005. You will also have a stop at the Glass Blow factory where you will see your imagination come to life with beautiful glass art. Take a picture at the famous red anchor on the way to Baby Beach, where you will end you visit with a swim in the calm and clear turquoise water or use the provided equipment for snorkeling.

Aruba Arikok National Park & Beach Horse Riding

3. Aruba Arikok National Park & Beach Horse Riding

Escape the on a local adventure with this horseback riding tour in the Arikok National Park from Noord. Get to know Aruba off the beaten path on this guided horseback riding tour. Take in the best views of both countryside and beach. Be picked up from your hotel if you don't have your own means of transportation. Your own personal tour guide will be outside the main lobby of your resort at the time indicated on your confirmation e-mail. Head to the ranch and meet your horse. Leave the ranch by making your way through the countryside in an extended part of the Natural Park. Keep an eye out for locals working at the lagoons. Depending on the season this part of the trail may look like a desert. During other seasons it may be lush green and covered with vegetation. One thing is for sure, you're surrounded by cacti and rocks and Aruba's famous trade winds. The elevation hills provide scenic views of the island before continuing down to ride along the beach. Start off in the wilderness of Arikok National Park. As soon as you leave the Ranch, take in the beautiful scenery Aruba has to offer. Ride along the beach, and experience the strong breeze and waves around you. Pass the highlights of the North-East island including Lovers Cove, Wish Garden, White Sand Dunes, Safire Hill, Local Fisherman's Huts, the Hidden Valley, and Lagoon. Enjoy the personal attention from your guide during a private tour that ensures safety first and fun at all times.

From Noord: UTV Off-Roading Tour and Swim at Arashi Beach

4. From Noord: UTV Off-Roading Tour and Swim at Arashi Beach

Explore the wild side of Aruba in your very own off-road 4×4 vehicle. See and enjoy some of Aruba’s most renowned natural wonders on an exciting wilderness adventure. Visit the ruins of the Natural Bridge, a fascinating rock formation that collapsed in 2005. Enter the Cave Pool where you can bravely jump off the rocks and enjoy a fun swimming experience. See the Ayo rock formations, Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, and the California Lighthouse. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea around the Arashi Beach area at the end of your tour.

Aruba: Full-Day Off-Road Excursion to Baby Beach

5. Aruba: Full-Day Off-Road Excursion to Baby Beach

Get to Baby Beach with an off-road excursion. See Aruba's breathtaking landscape and go to areas only reachable with an off-road vehicle. This full-day excursion takes you to six points of interest such as the east coast of Aruba to visit the Arikok National Park. Conclude your tour with its main highlight, a refreshing dip at Baby Beach. First, sit down for lunch at a beachside restaurant and then spend some free time on the beach. Lounge in the sun, go swimming, or go on a snorkeling adventure with the provided equipment.

Aruba: 3-Hour Guided Island Sightseeing Tour

6. Aruba: 3-Hour Guided Island Sightseeing Tour

Immerse yourself in Aruba’s rich history and culture on this 3-hour family-friendly tour. Travel by air-conditioned bus to the island's most famous landmarks and natural wonders. Start your tour at the California Lighthouse, which stands as a silent watchman near the island’s northwestern tip and offers panoramic views of Aruba. Next, head to the Casibari Rock Formations. Admire these unusual formations, unique to the region, that seem to arise from desert soil. Continue to the Natural Bridge, a popular attraction in Aruba. See what was once one of the largest coral limestones bridges in the world before collapsing in 2005. Next, visit the Aruba Aloe Factory, and marvel at the fields of Aloe Vera plants that have supplied over 125 years' worth of natural products. Finally, arrive at the Butterfly Farm for an enchanting experience with an array of butterflies from around the world, including South America, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Australia, China, and Africa.

Noord: Scenic Aruba Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

7. Noord: Scenic Aruba Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Explore Aruba Island with a self-guided audio and GPS tour that provides flexibility, safety, and value. Hop in your car, set the app up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on locations like the California Lighthouse, Boca Catalina bay, and Ayo rock formation. Drive to the California Lighthouse located at Hudishibana near Arashi Beach on the northwest tip of Aruba. Move forward to Boca Catalina bay that offers a white sand beach area with some makeshift beach huts to protect you from the sun. The Casibari Rock Formation is located towards the center of the island north of the Hooiberg. See rocks composed of quartz diorite. Evidence of prehistoric rock drawings is still visible at the formation. Discover the history of the Gold Mine Ranch. It was 1824 when gold was first found in Aruba. Hooiberg is a 165 m high volcanic formation on the island of Aruba, located almost in the center of the island and can be seen from virtually anywhere on the island. As you drive past beautiful beaches and bays, learn about the piratical adventures which once swept through these crystal-clear waters during piracy’s Golden Age.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz, Aruba

This was an amazing experience for my family. All four of us enjoyed it. It was great! This experience gave my family lasting memories ! Our guide was amazing.

Trip was very good. Especially the big water slide and the snorkeling. Food was perfect. In short terms was very good. Love it. Looking to visit soon again.

Wow this is absolutely beautiful and joyful rock is the best his energy is Phenomenal recommended to everyone this is the best Horseback riding in Aruba

It is a well organized Tour. The guide George very friendly, cooperative and handles the excursion well. I enjoyed it.

Our guide was so good and made the whole experience so comfortable. The transport was excellent and no delays.