AAA Editor Notes
Arikok National Park is w. on Hwy. 7A near San Fuego. The park, which covers 18 percent of the island, abounds with such wildlife as Aruban parakeets, Aruban burrowing owls, crested caracara (warawara), donkeys and iguanas. Flora includes such rare species of trees as brazilwood, lignum vitae, kibrahacha (meaning “break ax”) and the divi-divi tree, which grows in a characteristically bent shape pointing west due to the constant trade winds. A visitors center features exhibits about the park's flora and fauna.
Indian symbols can be seen on some of the boulders at Cunucu Arikok and in Fontein Cave. The summit of Mount Jamanota, the island's highest point, offers a sweeping view of the northeast coast and Boca Prins.
Because of its rugged landscape, the park is best experienced in a jeep.
Guided tours are available. Camping is permitted.