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Quadirikiri and Fontein Caves
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing
Two of Aruba's most exciting sites are the Quadirikiri and Fontein caves. Both are part of the island's National Park Arikok, but only the Quadirikiri caves are free to access without park entrance... Read More
Two of Aruba's most exciting sites are the Quadirikiri and Fontein caves. Both are part of the island's National Park Arikok, but only the Quadirikiri caves are free to access without park entrance fees, because of its separate location (outside the official Arikok Park boundaries). And while Fontein cave is exceptional for its broad collection of ancient indian paintings, Quadirikiri provides wonderful opportunities for unique photos, thanks to its two chambers that allow filtered sunlight to enter. Travel along the 100 foot tunnel if you are adventurous, but do it peacefully – hundreds of (harmless) bats make their home here.
National Park Arikok
- Free Things to Do: "While or before visiting the caves at National Park Arikok, ask a park ranger for information on Aruba's bats. Aruba is known for its tropical climate and columnar cacti. However, less is known about the importance of bats for the survival of the island's ecosystem."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Quadirikiri and Fontein Caves are perfect samples of Aruba's natural, cultural and historical heritage.